March 27, 2018
I am writing you in regards to our preschool program. We will be making some changes for the 2018-2019 school year after much discussion with our teachers, school board, and AEA representatives. In short, we will not be offering a three-year old program next year. This was a difficult decision but it has been something we have looked at for the last three years. We want to concentrate our efforts on our four-year olds and provide them full day services Monday thru Thursday. Our teachers will then have Friday for important collaboration, planning, data analysis and cleaning.
We feel this change will help our students be prepared the best for kindergarten. We were one of the last schools to still have a three-year old program. We also have some fiscal limitations that have impacted this decision. Three-year old’s with IEP’s may still be staffed into preschool by the AEA.
River Valley CSD