Concord Parents for Kindergarten Options

Concord Public Schools is considering a move to some version of a full-day and/or full-week kindergarten. Please sign this petition if you are: * A parent who would rather have the option of providing for your kindergartener in the afternoon; * A parent who would welcome a full-day kindergarten for your child, but who also wishes other parents to have the option of half-days for their children, or; * A Concord resident who believes that it will strengthen the Town and its Schools to provide this flexibility to parents. In signing this petition, I affirm my support of those families who want to retain the option of a dedicated, fully-supported half-day kindergarten program in the Concord elementary schools. Further, I urge the Concord Public School system to provide the community and School Committee with an array of kindergarten options, including a dedicated, fully-supported half-day program for parents who feel this is the best option for their children. Please only sign this petition if you are resident of Concord, MA. Thank you. Note 1: If you choose the \"Display my name as anonymous\" option, your name will not be publicly displayed on the web. It will be available to the petition organizers so that we can share it with the School and School Committee. Note 2: Please only sign the petition for yourself. If your spouse would like to sign too, please have her/him sign for themselves. Thanks.

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----FROM THE ORGANIZERS---- Introduction and Background, written by the petition organizers: http://handyboard.com/pers/All_Day_K_update_12.1.07.pdf Email the petition organizers with any questions, comments, or concerns: concordk@gmail.com Open letter from Fred Martin to Asst. Supt. Diana Rigby and the School Committee, http://handyboard.com/pers/Fred_Martin_open_letter.pdf Open letter from Wanda Gleason to the Concord School Committee, http://handyboard.com/pers/gleason-open-letter.pdf ----PUBLIC REFERENCE INFO---- Dec 13, 2007 Concord Journal article, http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/news/education/x1908590616 October 23, 2007 memo prepared by Asst. Superindent Diana Rigby, describing plan to create extended kindergarten time, http://thoreau.colonial.net/Teachers/PrincipalPage/FullDayK.pdf Rigby\'s memo with background documentation, including budget analysis, practices of neighboring towns, and lit review contributed by Weston public schools, http://colonial.net/curriculum/2007-11-19-FullDayKindergarten.pdf November 14, 2007 article regarding school planning published in the Concord Journal, http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/news/education/x1375683531

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