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Should parents have to pay the difference in cost between half-day and full-day kindergarten?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
56% 499
Yes
 
39% 352
Not sure
 
4% 39
Total 890

Comments

bobberboy 1 year, 11 months ago

Babysitters working for free ? I don't think so !!

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Camry12 1 year, 12 months ago

ADMINISTRATORS MUST NEED A RAISE!

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Scattered 1 year, 12 months ago

Kindergarten should only be half-day.

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momofk 1 year, 12 months ago

Baldwin has the option of full or half-day. If you choose all-day you have to pay $240/mo.

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kuguardgrl13 1 year, 12 months ago

Definitely no. PUBLIC education, people. If the school district wants to provide it, they need to be able to pay for it. There are some kids who would greatly benefit from all-day Kindergarten. Others are fine going half-day. Parents should be able to make the choice that is best for their child and their family regardless of money. If I were a parent, I would expect that all-day Kindergarten be more than glorified babysitting. Show me how the curriculum is going to benefit our kids. If USD 497 is going to make parents pay, it needs to be competitive with private schools just like any other service. IMO, that means the public school program should be school funded through the state or taxes if they must. They say the state will give them the money, so I see no reason why we should deny parents what they wants for their kids.

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adagio 1 year, 12 months ago

Absolutely not. In fact, there should be full-day Junior Kindergarten (for 4 year olds) and Senior Kindergarten (for 5 year olds). Children can only benefit from it.

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Jean Robart 1 year, 12 months ago

If it is the only way to go, and it looks like LPS are going like that, no, parents should not have to pay more. If all day kindergarten is an option, then they should be expected to pay more. They already pay more than enough in taxes to fund the schools.

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irvan moore 1 year, 12 months ago

i am not a fan of the school board or administration, hate just about every idea they come up with, feel overtaxed to the max by the school system but believe this is an important step towards evening out the playing field and giving less fortunate children a fighting chance. if the program gets one kid through high school who might not have made it i'm for it

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Jayhawk1958 1 year, 12 months ago

Another move to help the 1%ers. They can afford to pay but others cannot. So therefore they get a free ride again and further increases the gap between rich and poor because the rich will enjoy the benefits of being better educated.

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Jayhawk1958 1 year, 12 months ago

Rich parents=Yes Poor=No

Simple math.

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Kat Christian 1 year, 12 months ago

Hello why do we pay TAXES? So GSA and Secret Service can go on luxary trips (among other things) or have I misunderstood all these years that part of our taxes go to fun schooling? I'm confused.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 12 months ago

The_Big_B is full of Big BS. Chootspa got it right. Giant right-winger fail for most of you.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 12 months ago

All day kindergarten has been around for more than 65 years in the state of Kansas. People do pay for these services. Yes people have been paying for these services for more than half a century. Taxes is how this service has been paid for by golly.

Spend the taxes on children instead of bailing out local investors at $23,000 per acre for 75 acres of unimproved land. Talk about getting duped...

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8ball 1 year, 12 months ago

if you dont want to pay for your own kids,why not just abort them?

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Mike Edson 1 year, 12 months ago

Yes, parents should pay for the difference. How else will the program be funded? Remember, you get what you pay for.

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LJ Whirled 1 year, 12 months ago

The Government should do everything, for everybody, forever. There should be Government workers at the Government Hospital when a baby is born, and they should take it from the parents immediately and raise it in the right way. We've got to have More Government and less of this liberty stuff.

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Number_1_Grandma 1 year, 12 months ago

Why is it that we are more concerned about our "constitutional gun rights" but nothing about the constitutional rights with regards to K-12 funding?

Kansas 'constitution' says we ( taxpayers, legislators ) HAVE to fund K-12.

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budwhysir 1 year, 12 months ago

how does ones ability to pay for something extra that may be provided to another student because of income levels fit into the no child left behind ruling??? shouldnt all kids be offered all day kindergarten and half day be eliminated. wouldnt you be leaving some kids behind if you allowed both???

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pace 1 year, 12 months ago

yes, the idea that public education should be fee based out of existence is too radical. I believe in public education and for you anti education people, they are socking it to the parents plenty.

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 12 months ago

More government cradle-to-grave care compliments of the productive members of society, the hard working taxpayers of Kansas. Yes make them pay. http://usdebtclock.org/

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grammaddy 1 year, 12 months ago

NO!! Education needs change.It has been shown that children learn more in their early years than at any other time in their lives.Investing in early childhood education is a win-win situation for all.

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concernedeudoravoter 1 year, 12 months ago

I have two answers or responses. First, no - as the state legislature should provide the 'adequate funding' that the state's Constitution requires them to do. Many, many studies have proven that all-day kindergarten is worth the extra cost in given our children the proper start to their education. Second, yes - only if the state doesn't fund it. Unfortunately, this is the case today. Districts across the state have to make this very difficult decision every year. Note to Anthony Brown - Fund the schools.....your children use them too.

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audvisartist 1 year, 12 months ago

Why shouldn't they have to? It just makes sense that a half-day program would cost less than a full-day program.

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KS 1 year, 12 months ago

We want another "FREEBIE"!

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