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Deadline This Thursday for Braintree's Full-Day Kindergarten Deposits

School officials will determine any possible expansion of the full-day kindergarten program based on the number of deposits send in by Braintree families.

With less than three days remaining before the full-day kindergarten deadline, 112 deposits have been received from Braintree families, falling short so far of the 180 that the school department has said would be into all of the town's elementary schools.

Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg told the School Committee on Monday night that of those 112 deposits, 45 were designated by the families as only for the potential home school classes. Once the Thursday, March 1 deadline passes and the deposits are in, he added, the department will have a much better idea of whether the program will grow next year beyond the current three classrooms at .

This year, nearly three-quarters of Braintree's incoming kindergarten families  expressed interest in some form of full-day kindergarten, prompting school officials to work on a plan that could open full-day classes at each of the town's six elementary schools. An information session was held earlier this month and deposit forms were provided to families.

For additional information, see this FAQ put together by the school department following that meeting: .

kerry February 28, 2012 at 07:35 PM
This news is somewhat surprising given the interest earlier this yet.
Braintree_Parent February 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I think the difference in the payment plan might ALSO have something to do with it. The pilot program has 10 months to pay the tuition. Next year it is due by January. Payments in the amount of $750.00 is WAY TOO MUCH TO EXPECT parents to be able to pay at one time. Especially given the economy.

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