If you go
What: Steamboat Springs School Board meeting
When: 6:30 p.m. today
Where: Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.
Call: District offices at 879-1530 for more information
On the 'Net
A list of answers to questions about tuition, enrollment and curriculum for all-day kindergarten in the 2008-09 school year is on the Steamboat Springs School District Web site, www.sssd.k12.co.us. Click the "kindergarten" link on the right side of the page.
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs School Board will discuss proposed curriculum for an all-day kindergarten program for the 2008-09 school year at its meeting tonight.
District Curriculum and Instruction Director JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler submitted a sample schedule for a half-day and a full-day program to School Board members, as well as ideas on how the proposed curriculum would meet kindergarten standards, School Board Vice President Denise Connelly said.
"Part of what they had to do was figure out was what the schedule would look like, what the curriculum would look like, what they would do with full-time teachers and how many aides they would need," Connelly said.
Once those things are determined, the next step for the School Board is to finalize tuition costs and enrollment plans, she said.
The sample part-time and full-time schedules have the same basic curriculum for the first two hours and 25 minutes of the day, Connelly said, with the full-time schedule extending time spent on reading aloud, literacy and math applications, recess and specials such as art or music later in the day.
The School Board also will discuss how all-day kindergarten works in the Hayden and South Routt school districts.
According to a list of answers to frequently asked questions on the Steamboat Springs School District Web site, the district plans to offer three full-day kindergarten classes at each school, as well as two half-day options at Soda Creek Elementary School and one half-day option at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The document sets tuition at $572 a month for 10 months, with a possibility for scholarships.
Connelly said curriculum developers plan to meet the needs of all families that signed up for full- or half-day kindergarten during a preliminary registration period.