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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten"

"Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten" is the heading to this brief story today on the WISH TV news site.

Should parents be allowed to pay to enroll their children in full day kindergarten? Based on a recent ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Department of Education says no.

The department plans to send out letters to school districts throughout the state, advising them to stop charging for full-day kindergarten if they already do so.

The Center Grove school board discussed the issue this week, and showed support for continuing full-day kindergarten in the district, even though the school system will now foot the bill.

"We had decided this was best for our kids. It was something that we thought was going to give our kids a boost where they really needed it in that critical reading stage," said school board member Jackie Ponder.

The Supreme Court decision is Frank Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation.

Access a list of releated ILB entries here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 26, 2006 07:50 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions