GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Greencastle-Antrim Primary School administrators were pleased when leaving Thursday night's school district board meeting.
Their students, well, they might not be so happy to hear the news - more school.
Board members voted 8-0 to approve the move from a half-day kindergarten program to a full-day program beginning this fall.
"I'm very excited that the board voted on and approved full-day kindergarten," primary school principal Angie Singer said. "I'm very eager to share that news with the faculty and we will be celebrating (this) morning."
Molly Moran, coordinator of federal and special programs, and Mary Frey, primary school director of education, echoed that tone.
"I have been waiting a long time for this. I just wanted to get up and scream," Frey said. "To think that next year we're going to be at full-day kindergarten and the impact it will have on the students is incredible."
The closest the school district came to full-day kindergarten in years past was an extended-day program. The program, installed six years ago, allowed half-day students to spend hours before or after school focusing on literacy.