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Some residents are looking forward to the new program, saying that full-time kindergarten is desperately needed in Lacey. Others, expressed disappointment in how it’s being introduced.
This September there will be one full-day kindergarten class per elementary school with a class size of 24, district Supervisor of Humanities William Zylinski said.
School Board President Jack Martenak explained at the July meeting that previously there were six sections of half-day kindergarten in each elementary school. Now, there will be four sections of half-day and one full-day kindergarten class in each elementary school.
There will be a selection process through an anonymous lottery that will be done publicly, Zylinski said.
Some Lacey Patch commenters have previously said that having some kindergartens in full-time and others in half-day will create a gap and that the program shouldn’t be offered if it’s not offered to everyone.
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