After several weeks of parents voicing concerns over the half-day kindergarten program not being readily offered for the 2013-2014 school year, the Warsaw Community School board of trustees announced Monday night that the school system will indeed be offering the program.
According to WCS Superintendent Dr. Craig Hintz, a confirmed 16 students have been enrolled in the program illustrating the communities interest in continuing the half-day classes in the coming year.
“At the last meeting we had six enrolled, at the time of the board meeting we had nine,” stated Hintz in his address to concerned parent April Nelson. “I am pleased to report that we have 16 solid enrollments for next year. Certainly going on the truth of our parents that indicated that yes, indeed, we would like to have our child in a half-day option.”
The inclusion of the half-day program is not the only good news for parents interested in enrolling their students in this option. In last month’s board meeting several parents, including Nelson, voiced concerns that the program was only going to be offered at schools located out of the central school area including Claypool Elementary and Leesburg Elementary. However, according to Hintz, the half-day program will instead be hosted at Washington Elementary – a location that had been desired by supporters of the program.
Registration for the 2013-2014 is ongoing currently. Parents seeking further information on how to register their child for the upcoming school year are encouraged to call their area schools.