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No-fee, full-day K in 2014: the latest example of The Equity Promise
April 10, 2013 -- At last night's School
Board meeting, the Board endorsed plans to introduce a no-fee, optional, all-day, every day
kindergarten program in fall 2014.
The Equity Promise
Studies show there are significant benefits of full-day kindergarten, especially if the students' educational momentum can be sustained in succeeding years. Already, half of our kindergarten families participate in our fee-based, full-day Kindergarten Plus experience. Around the metro, many districts now offer no-fee, full-day programs, including several of our neighbors like White Bear Lake, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Forest Lake schools. For some time, our district has wanted to expand kindergarten, but the cost of this program and the space available has previously prevented action. Until now.
Anyone interested in viewing last night's presentation and Board discussion can find the meeting at http://mvsb.nsacwebcasts.com/viewer.php?id=4197 and click on agenda item 4.5. As my team and I mentioned last night, we believe the outcome of these developments will be very positive for our students and ultimately our entire community. I hope you will stay tuned, stay engaged and play a role as we begin our latest effort in delivering The Equity Promise for all of our students in Mounds View Public Schools.
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Video message from Superintendent
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