Last week And that means Superintendent Pamela J. Aubin needs to, as she said, sharpen her pencil and find savings somewhere in the budget to support full day K a longtime Montville dream deferred.
More than 125 people either hit the Like button or commented and the overwhelming majority was in favor.
Of the (to date) whopping 73 comments, the vast majority were ‘Yays’ or positive comments supporting full day Kindergarten and the 54 ‘Likes, by definition, are also ‘Yays.’
There were a handful that were completely opposed for different reasons including cost and potential strain on children that age in a class all day.
One commenter shared this: “Agree but with reservations. If the time is used to reinforce work, give more social skills time , help time for those who need extra help, and to do some of the fun things they no longer do, then I am all for it . If they are going use the time to 'cram' more into those little kids, NO NO NO. They are only young once. Remember that they are kids. School should be a fun and pleasurable place to want to go in order to learn.” This post had six people give the thumbs-up.
But most of the comments were along this line: “Yay…please please yay. I am a working mom. My daughter is in full day preschool and this year I’m going to have to put her in a private school if this half-day thing doesn't stop. If she went down to half day she would be going backwards and I sure wouldn't be able to have a job. They need to make this happen.”
We’ll email this story to Aubin and the Board of Education!