One issue I have had many inquires about is Full-Day Kindergaten. This has some hurdles that will take some time to get through, mainly cost. We will need more teachers, classrooms, buses, etc. My view is that we can do it, but I would like to do it without increasing the burden on the tax payer. We do not have an intake of money problem we have an output problem. Many neighboring districts deliver Full-Day Kindergarten so why can’t we?
First off, we need to evaluate the need and we should encourage a debate on the pros and cons of Full -Day Kindergarten. If we decide that the pros out weigh the cons, and the added cost is justifiable we can then consider moving forward. I believe, however, we should be able to accomplish this within the current Budget.