ShareThis Page
South Hills

West Jefferson Hills leaders to make full-day kindergarten official

| Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

Out of the 219 children registered for kindergarten in the West Jefferson Hills School District as of this week, only nine parents have opted-out of the district's full-day program, school leaders said.

Those nine parents selected to send their child for a half-day.

Board members in January approved recommendations from a feasibility study to reconfigure the elementary schools in the district starting in 2018-19. Part of that vote, where board members approved the feasibility study recommendations, was to move forward with a full-day kindergarten program, district spokeswoman Carrie Lekse said.

Board members, however, plan to vote solely on the full-day kindergarten offering — and coinciding elimination of a mid-day bus run for the program — at their Feb. 27 meeting.

“Administrators and board members wanted to make sure that is was clearly defined and transparent to all stakeholders and decided to separate the item and place it on the agenda again in February,” Lekse said.

As part of the elementary reconfiguration plan, McClellan and Gill Hall elementary schools will become kindergarten through second grade only buildings, while Jefferson Elementary will house third through fifth grade.

Stephanie Hacke is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me