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By bbbd345ree6 on Oct 18, 2013 06:07 AM


The BridgwaterRaynham school district is looking into the possibility of offering free fullday kindergarten in the 20142015 school year, officials said.


Assistant Superintendent Derek Swenson will be working closely with the fullday kindergarten parents group to explore the space, budget, staffing and curriculum implications of the initiative, he said.


Forbes said she is hoping to be able to bring a proposal for a fullfledged fullday kindergarten program before the school committee in time for the next budget cycle in the spring.


a pretty short timeline, but we can do it, Forbes said.


Swenson said he met with George Mitchell Elementary School Parents Association member Carrie Sheehan and Mitchell Principal Brian Lynch last month to get the ball rolling.


Earlier this year, Sheehan, who lives in Bridgewater and has three sons in the school system, helped organize a parents group to research the possibility of free, districtwide fullday kindergarten.


Lynch, who conducted a fullday kindergarten feasibility study for the district last year, concluded such a program might eventually be a moneymaker but would cost the district more than halfamillion dollars of money in the first year.


The school committee took his report under advisement.


But in May during a presentation on a shrinking student population, Forbes told school committee members the district must now take a serious look at free fullday K. The New England School Development Council projected enrollment in the BR district will drop by more than 10 percent over Women's Paul Posluszny Jersey the next five years, Forbes said.


She proposed exploring several initiatives to help turn that trend around, including free fullday kindergarten.


many districts have that. That not an attraction here in BR. We got to really take that seriously, Forbes said.


The district currently offers a fullday kindergarten option, known as Kindergarten Plus, at a tuition of $3,000 a year and free halfday kindergarten.


The fullday tuitionbased pilot program began in the 20092010 school year with one class in Raynham and two in Bridgewater. But demand that first year was so great, students were selected by lottery and there were nearly twice as many applicants as slots.


Since then the program has gradually expanded to four classes at Mitchell Jaguars Paul Posluszny Jersey in Bridgewater and three at Merrill Elementary School in Raynham.


The BridgwaterRaynham school district is looking into the possibility of offering free fullday kindergarten in the 20142015 school year, officials said.


Assistant Superintendent Derek Swenson will be working closely with the fullday kindergarten parents group to explore the space, budget, staffing and curriculum implications of the initiative, he said.


Forbes said she is hoping to be able to bring a proposal for a fullfledged fullday kindergarten program before the school committee in time for the next budget cycle in the spring.


a pretty short timeline, but we can do it, Forbes said.


Swenson said he met with George Mitchell Elementary School Parents Association member Carrie Sheehan and Mitchell Principal Brian Lynch last month to get the ball rolling.


Earlier this year, Sheehan, who lives in Bridgewater and has three sons in the school system, helped organize a parents group to research the possibility of free, districtwide fullday kindergarten.


Lynch, who conducted a fullday kindergarten feasibility study for the district last year, concluded such a program might eventually be a moneymaker but would cost the district more than halfamillion dollars of money in the first year.


The school committee took his report under advisement.


But in May during a presentation on a shrinking student population, Forbes told school committee members the district must now take a serious look at free fullday K. The New England School Development Council projected enrollment in the BR district will drop by Paul Posluszny Black Jersey more than 10 percent over the next five years, Forbes said.


She proposed exploring several initiatives to help turn www.nikejacksonvillejaguarsstore.com/Authentic-Paul-Posluszny-Jersey that trend around, including free fullday kindergarten.


many districts have that. That not an attraction here in BR. We got to really take that seriously, Forbes said.


The district currently offers a fullday kindergarten option, known as Kindergarten Plus, at a tuition of $3,000 a year and free halfday kindergarten.


The fullday tuitionbased pilot program began in the 20092010 school year with one class in Raynham and two in Bridgewater. But demand that first year was so great, students were selected by lottery and there were nearly twice as many applicants as slots.


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