As of Monday, 264 students were signed up for kindergarten, though the district typically continues to get enrollments through the summer.
In the budgeting process, administrators were anticipating 23 sections of kindergarten with 20 students per class — totaling 460 students. This year the district has about 400 kindergarten students.
Administrators believe a majority of the community supports full-day kindergarten, and that skeptics will be convinced soon.
The district will offer these families the chance to meet with the principal of their respective elementary school before this starts. A half-day, morning program will still be offered for next year, because some families had already made arrangements for their children.
The board voted 8-0 to switch over to full day kindergarten.