A full-day kindergarten lottery for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on Jan. 23 at the Colbert School for the three classrooms currently being offered at Braintree High School.
Due to a lack of space within Braintree's elementary schools, Superintendent Dr. Kurzberg has said that the 60 spots at the high school are the only guaranteed full-day kindergarten seats next year.
A fourth classroom there may become available, depending on interest, but would involve students eating lunch in their rooms or in the BHS cafeteria after older students are finished, Dr. Kurzberg said.
The lottery will be at 11 a.m. All families will be notified the same day if their child has been chosen for the lottery. Principals and parents are not required to attend but are welcome to do so, according to a statement put out by the department.
Following the lottery, an informational meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at East Middle School.
As part of an effort to increase educational space at the elementary level by next fall, the School Committee is considering adding 24 modular classrooms throughout the district or re-opening Monatiquot School. Either option could free up additional space for full-day kindergarten.
This year, the full-day program includes classrooms at Flaherty, Hollis and Morrison.
Committee members plan to vote on an option at their Jan. 28 meeting.
Look for a follow-up story on the school space proposals on Braintree Patch early next week.