PV Survey Asks About Full-Time Kindergarten

PV Survey Asks About Full-Time KindergartenCOLLEGEVILLE PA – Perkiomen Valley School District officials think there’s value in creating full-time kindergarten classes for all students. Now they hope to hear what district residents and taxpayers think, too.

The district on Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2018) said its Curriculum And Instruction Team has been leading an investigation into moving kindergarten education from half-days to full days. The team is working with a committee of staff members, administrators, school board members, and parents “to understand the purpose, need, potential costs, and planning” involved.

Part of the process, it added, “involves collecting feedback from district stakeholders.” That’s the public cue to share its thoughts about a full-time kindergarten, the district said, in what it claims is “a short online survey,” found here.

“The survey is open to all members of the Perkiomen Valley community,” according to the district. “It is important … to hear from both parents and community members who do not have children in our schools,” it added.

The committee has met three times so far. The first, on Aug. 29 (2018), was devoted primarily to exploring the idea. Follow-up meetings to cover initial research and findings were held Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. The next session is scheduled Dec. 5 (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. in the library of Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike. It is free to attend and open to the public.

The committee apparently is open to broader participation. Anyone interested in joining the effort should contact Laurie Smith, assistant to the superintendent for curriculum and instruction by e-mail at lsmith@pvsd.org for more information.

The district also has created a page on the topic at its website, here.

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