Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
June 21, 2013 11:22 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City school board is considering implementing all-day every-day kindergarten in order to give pupils the best start possible on their way to academic success. How will that look?


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Superintendent-elect Bill Seder met with the elementary teachers and principals, and they said that to achieve the necessary staffing levels, the district would have to hire six full-time kindergarten teachers, one for each of the elementary buildings.

The next question is, where will the additional classes be located? Seder said each building principal came up with a way to make the facilities work — a way to make adjustments to accommodate an extra kindergarten classroom.

At Wiggin Street, the new kindergarten classroom would move into the room where the library currently is and the library would be moved to what is called the large staff workroom.

At Pleasant Street, they have an empty classroom right now, Seder said, that could be turned into a kindergarten classroom.

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