Ann Arbor unanimously approves all-day kindergarten at special meeting Saturday
The Ann Arbor Board of Education voted 5-0 over the weekend to approve district-wide all-day kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year.
The meeting was called on Friday with the sole purpose of voting on all-day kindergarten.
Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting revealed the trustees were unanimously in support of switching to the full-day program, so the trustees thought it would be best to formally pass the superintendent’s recommendation and inform families in the community.
The board does not usually take action at its Committee of the Whole meetings and the district is off this week for mid-winter break, so the next regular board meeting is not until March 7. That is why a special meeting was called.
The full-day kindergarten program will replace the gamut of kindergarten choices currently offered by the district.