Archive for Friday, March 1, 1991

BOARD TO STUDY KINDERGARTEN

March 1, 1991

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— The Wellsville School Board wants to continue studying a change in the kindergarten schedule.

Currently, kindergarten students attend half-days with one class session offered in the morning and one offered in the afternoon. Because of limited busing, the morning class primarily serves children living in rural areas and the afternoon class is made up mainly of children living in Wellsville, said Gwen Boone, school clerk.

The board this week heard a presentation from Mona Minshull, a kindergarten teacher who has studied the feasibility of an all-day, alternating-day kindergarten. She said the revised schedule would eliminate problems with mid-day busing, facilitate a smoother transition into first grade and give youngsters more time to work on projects and play, Boone said.

A meeting of parents with children in kindergarten will be at 7 p.m. March 14 in the Wellsville High School band room to discuss the full-day schedule.

In other business, the board:

Heard a report on transportation. Supt. Don Williams and the transportation director recommended that the board transfer $60,000 to $80,000 from the general fund to the transportation fund every year starting in the 1993-94 school year until the bus fleet can be increased.

Voted to take bids on renovating an old stage room just off the Wellsville Elementary School cafeteria to be used for the Preschool Enhancement Program. The program currently is housed in the United Methodist Church.

Authorized the superintendent to accept the highest bid for farming a 20-acre brome field the district owns.

Accepted a set of encyclopedias donated by the Parent Teacher Organization to be used in the junior-senior high school library.

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