Dexter schools to vote Monday on all-day kindergarten proposal
Dexter Community Schools will revisit a proposal to implement district-wide all-day kindergarten at tonight’s Board of Education meeting.
Saline Area Schools voted in favor of switching from a half-day program last week.
Dexter Superintendent Mary Marshall said all-day kindergarten would cost the district a total of about $450,000.
The schools would lose approximately $277,000 by discontinuing childcare service for half-day kindergarten pupils whose parents work. But Dexter would save about $75,000 by eliminating the bus runs in the middle of the day.
Dexter would need to hire the equivalent of one part-time and two full-time classroom teachers and one full-time special area teacher to conduct art, music and gym classes.
Marshall estimated hiring the three and a half educators would cost a total of $238,000 for salaries and benefits.
Tonight’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Creekside Intermediate School Media Center, 2615 Baker Road.