5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Shocked

I am shocked that the Indy Star online doesn't appear to be running any stories on Indianapolis Public Schools enrolling all its kindergarten students in full-day classes for next year. Every year full-day Kindergarten makes the news here because many parents want it but IPS hasn't been able to afford it. IPS says that the benefits are worth the $9 million cost of the program. They have aparently been able to reallocate some funds to provide the all day option this year. (And yes, for those of you who prefer half-day Kindergarten, it will still be an option. Apparently you will now have to sign a waiver to register your child for the shorter day and promise that you will make up the time at home. That floors me since Kindergarten isn't even required in Indiana!)

2 Comments:

  • At 8:25 AM, April 27, 2006 , Blogger Jason266 said...

    Progress from IPS... what a novel idea.

     
  • At 11:00 AM, April 27, 2006 , Blogger Granny said...

    School attendance isn't required here until age 6 which means that K is not required.

    My friend's little girl missed much of pre-school due to documented illnesses (serious) and same in K. The school actually began threatening over the absences. Kid was still five years old and didn't have to be there at all.

    As for full day, they're probably old enough but it would and should depend on the parent and child. Some kids just aren't and shoving it down their little throats is a mistake. Whatever happened to childhood?

     

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