Webster, N.Y.— Parents of Webster preschoolers have big changes coming. The district has approved full day kindergarten starting in the 2013- 2014 school year.
On Thursday night, the board voted unanimously to approve full day kindergarten. Currently, Webster is one of the few Monroe County districts that don’t offer a full day kindergarten program.
Supervisor Adele Bovard says that the entire process of exploring full day kindergarten took about 18 months and included a survey of district residents.
Bovard told 13WHAM that full day kindergarten was necessary because of rising state standards. In a half day program, kindergarteners are only in school for two and a half hours.
The funding for the new full day program would come from conversion aid, or money from the state; money dedicated for schools that switch to full day kindergarten.
That funding is good for three years.