School Board makes kindergarten changes
By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer
Kindergarten students at Funkstown Elementary School will begin attending all-day sessions starting Oct. 2, according to John Festerman, director of elementary education for the Washington County Board of Education.
Thirteen children from the morning session and eight from the afternoon session will be combined into one full-day class, Festerman said.
Small kindergarten enrollments at the school allowed the School Board to combine the two classes, he said. The class will be locally funded, unlike the three pilot all-day kindergarten classes at Marshall Street School, which are funded through state grants.
The School Board would like to have full-day kindergarten classes in place at all elementary schools in the next school year.