Bay Village Schools to offer tuition-free, all-day kindergarten next year
At the Dec. 11, 2020, Bay Village Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously voted to adopt a full-day, tuition-free kindergarten program, starting with the 2021-22 school year. A full-day, tuition-free program was offered this school year due to the pandemic, but prior to the 2020-21 school year, the district offered a tuition-based option, along with the no-cost, half-day program.
In adopting this resolution the Board considered many factors in making our decision, including research, the surveying of surrounding districts, providing equitable access to all students, our current staffing and facility resources, and others. This new, all-day model aligns with the District’s and community’s commitment to providing a high-quality education, as well as with all current and federal guidelines surrounding foundational literacy and math instruction, along with social emotional learning. We hope the Class of 2034 – and all classes to follow – benefit from this program.
To read the All-Day Kindergarten Resolution in its entirety, visit bit.ly/AllDayKindergarten.
Dave Vegh is vice president of the Bay Village Board of Education.