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All Day Kindergarten









August 30, 2012

School Committee Protocol

Subject: All Day Kindergarten (ADK)

Exploratory Committee Configuration, Focus, Timeline

Rationale: It is the intent of the Gorham School Committee to establish an Exploratory Committee on ADK.  The School Committee's charge to this Committee is to engage in a respectful, reasoned, research-based review and discussion of the merits of ADK and to consider that body of knowledge in the context of the present K-12 program of the Gorham Public Schools, including the projected impact of ADK on the K-12 program from an educational and a financial perspective.

Further, the School Committee expects to receive a thorough report as a result of the focused work and deliberations of this Committee, including a recommendation from the Committee based upon substantive, reasoned, and clearly articulated evidence.

Exploratory Committee on ADK

A. Committee Configuration (9 members)
  • 2 Members of the School Committee
  • 4 Community Members Selected by the School Committee
  • 1 Elementary Principal
  • 1 School District Educator
  • Assistant Director of Instructional Support Services

B. Committee Focus Points
  • Research & Discussion on the Plus/Deltas of an ADK Program
  • Review 2006 Report/Recommendations by that Committee on ADK
Review and discussion of the District's Half Day K Program, Extended K Program & Jumpstart Program
Review and discussion of research on All Day K & Half Day K
  • Cost projections of an ADK program (Initial Year & Subsequent Years)
  • Financial implications of ADK on the District's annual budget and existing programs/personnel/infrastructure

C. Committee Timeline to Complete Report & Recommendation(s) the School Committee
• Committee established by the School Committee subsequent to the SC Forum on ADK on Thursday, September 13th and no later than Thursday, September 20th.
• Committee has initial meeting no later than Thursday, September 27.
• Committee then meets on the following dates @ 7:00pm in the Central Office Conference Room:
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Monday, November 19, 2012: Report w/ Committee's Recommendations to Superintendent, to be included in SC packet for SC Workshop on Wednesday, November 28th.
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Committee presents recommendation on ADK to School Committee and Superintendent for review and discussion
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012, SC Meeting: ADK on agenda as a Consideration & Action item.
• Additional Meeting Dates @ 6:00 PM in the Central Office Conference Room:
  • Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013




12209_32219_0.pngAll Day Kindergarten Advisory Committee Members


Committee Members
121509_41645_0.pngDennis Libby, Chair
121509_41645_0.pngSchool Committee
121509_41645_0.pngPolly Brann
121509_41645_0.pngElementary Principal
121509_41645_0.pngMargery Clark
121509_41645_0.pngCommunity Member
121509_41645_0.pngThom Courtney
121509_41645_0.pngSocial Worker
121509_41645_0.pngKelli Deveaux
121509_41645_0.pngCommunity Member
121509_41645_0.pngKathy Hamblen
121509_41645_0.pngAssistant Director of Instructional Services
121509_41645_0.pngJanet Kuech
121509_41645_0.pngCommunity Member
121509_41645_0.pngRhonda Sawyer
121509_41645_0.pngCommunity Member
121509_41645_0.pngDarryl Wright
121509_41645_0.pngSchool Committee





12209_32219_0.pngNotes from All Day Kindergarten Advisory Committee Meetings






 
Last Modified: Apr 11, 2013
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