Germantown district committee up to date on 4-year-old kindergarten plans


There have been 165 college students signed up for the primary 12 months of 4-year-old kindergarten within the Germantown College District, district Superintendent Chris Reuter mentioned in the course of the June13 Educating and Studying Committee.
The College Board dedicated to beginning a 4-year-old program in April 2021, with this system to start for the 2022-23 faculty 12 months. Through the June 13 assembly, Reuter mentioned the enrollment in this system climbed from the earlier week. Reuter mentioned that based mostly on enrollment as of June 10, there will likely be 4.5 educating positions. He mentioned a part-time place is posted for Amy Belle Elementary College, with 10 candidates for that place.
Reuter mentioned the district has been in a position to employees internally with kindergarten and first grade academics who had been within the place. Reuter mentioned he met with all academics for this system in the course of the week earlier than the committee assembly. He mentioned the 4-year-old kindergarten crew would meet later this summer time to construct out the curriculum and plan the 12 months.
As well as, mum or dad info nights for 4-year-old kindergarten had been held at district elementary colleges on Could 26. Throughout these assembly, dad and mom had been in a position to study a typical day in 4-year-old kindergarten and see the college and constructing setting.
Reuter added that whereas Rockfield Elementary wasn’t initially deliberate to have 4-year-old kindergarten, there are 20 college students enrollment within the morning part and 17 within the afternoon part.
“After we mentioned it was going to be a web site, enrollment boomed,” Reuter mentioned.

Director of Educating and Studying replace
The district acquired 27 purposes for the Director of Educating and Studying place, Reuter mentioned. The place opened when Reuter was promoted to district superintendent earlier this month. Reuter mentioned the district screened 5 of the 27 candidates, from whom three finalists had been chosen. They had been scheduled to be interviewed on June 15 at MacArthur Elementary College by a mum or dad group group and a separate group of three principals and 15 academics.
After the candidates are interviewed individually by the 2 teams, they may debrief and current a suggestion to Reuter, which he’ll convey to the College Board on June 27.
Reuter mentioned a survey was beforehand despatched out to all district households and educating employees about what attributes ought to be included within the job description. Reuter mentioned 524 dad and mom and 80 academics responded to the survey. The highest attribute listed by dad and mom and academics within the survey was “In depth information and management capability to develop and implement modern curricular/educational packages.”
– By Thomas J. McKillen, Managing Editor



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