Kenton County School Board Approves All-Day Kindergarten
The Kenton County Board of Education approved all-day kindergarten for students.
Previously, the school district offered a.m. and p.m. half-day kindergarten classes.
In a special meeting on Monday night, that changed.
The vote was met with thunderous applause from district principals.
At a special meeting tonight, the Kenton County Board of Education approved all-day kindergarten beginning in the 2018-19 school year. pic.twitter.com/ye7VNOJcml
— KCSD (@TheKCSD) May 14, 2018
The new full-day kindergarten classes will begin in the 2018-19 school year.
KCSD Board approves All Day Kindergarten for our kids starting fall of 2018!!!!! Special thank you to our amazing board for their leadership and to all of TEAM KENTON for supporting this transformational move for our kids. Great day in KC!
— Henry Webb (@Dr_HenryWebb) May 14, 2018
Each school principal was consulted on facilities to accommodate the additional classrooms. All were able to arrange through strategic review of use of space.
A pilot program was in place at Fort Wright Elementary. Data from MAP testing indicates:
- In fall, student participants in the full day kindergarten pilot scored significantly lower in both reading and math.
- In winter, student participants in the full day kindergarten pilot made significant progress in reading and some progress in math. Scores remained lower than half day participants. At this time, the program was in place four full weeks.
- In spring, student participants in the full day kindergarten pilot scored significantly higher than half day participants in reading and higher than half day participants in math.