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Pocasset Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Goetz works on a lesson last February with a group of half-day kindergarten students. Photo by Richar

In Tiverton budget pinch, full-day K, and more, get axed

In Tiverton budget pinch, full-day K, and more, get axed

  TIVERTON — Tiverton schools will not provide full-day kindergarten next school year. Only half-day kindergarten, as is the case for the current school year, will be available. Unexpected costs for next year and voter passage of alternative budget #2 received some of the blame. Budget 2’s backers angrily rejected that notion. The School Committee


Barrington school board shares plan for all-day K

A recent press release from the Barrington School Committee shares the board’s full support for an all-day kindergarten program and its plan to implement all-day K in the 2014-15 school year. “The Barrington School Committee supports the implementation of an all-day kindergarten program in the Barrington Public Schools as an appropriate response to the increased

Joel Hellmann, who served recently on the committee on appropriations, will run for the District 66 seat in the House of Representatives.

Barrington official: adding full-day K next year may be more difficult

Joel Hellmann had some bad news for people attending last Thursday’s school committee meeting in Barrington. The member of the Barrington Committee on Appropriations told folks at the meeting that while the forecast for adding full-day kindergarten this fall did not look promising, the budget challenges in the future should also cast doubt on whether

Bob Shea, shown during the recent financial town meeting, fielded numerous questions and comments about full-day kindergarten at the school board meeting Thursday night, June 6.

Barrington parents plead for full-day K; school board offers small consolation

A group of well-informed, passionate and persistent parents attended the Barrington School Committee meeting on Thursday night, June 6, hoping to convince officials to find money in the current budget to pay for full-day kindergarten in local schools this fall. But after three hours of discussion, the school board denied the requests and instead made


Barrington taxpayers vote down $633,000 increase; full-day K in doubt

An amendment to add $633,000 into the Barrington School Department budget and all but ensure the implementation of full-day kindergarten this fall came up 37 votes short on Wednesday night. A paper ballot vote at about 10 p.m. yielded two sets of numbers — one from each of the electronic counters located in the front


Barrington resident wants to add another $633,000 to school budget

A Waseca Avenue resident filed an amendment with the town clerk’s office for next Wednesday’s financial town meeting. Amy Morton’s motion calls for an additional $633,000 be added to the school department budget. That amount, if voted through by FTM attendees, would bump the overall school department budget increase to $1,533,000 — the committee on

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