Friday, March 31, 2000
CSC says there's no money for extending kindergarten program
At the end of February, the kindergarten task force held its final meeting which was attended by Assistant Principal Terry Farwell, the five kindergarten teachers and nearly 50 community members. Farwell told the Carlisle School Committee on March 21 that the task force recommended that the kindergarten program have two full and three half days beginning in the fall at a budgetary cost of approximately $15,000.
The kindergarten program now has five half days in the fall and two days become full days in the second semester. "Increasing the time for class enables the teachers to enhance the curriculum and move more slowly through each activity," said Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. "I don't have a recommendation at this point because I don't know where the money is coming from." Chair David Dockterman said he really "appreciated the work Farwell has put into the study, however money is the killer here. There is obviously no money for increasing the program."
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