Howell Public Schools Conducting Kindergarten Survey
District exploring full-day kindergarten
As the local school district explores implementing full-day kindergarten a survey is being conducted to gauge the public's interest in the new program.
The survey, which can be found on the district's website is designed for parents of preschoolers, kindergarteners and first grade students. Currently the district offers a half-day program and works with the Howell PAL for more educational time for the young students.
If they opt to pursue full-day kindergarten Superintendent Enid Golden said areas like staffing, facilities and costs will have to be explored as well. Golden said she believes the change could be needed as the state implements new common core standards.