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March 5, 2014

KSC to expand free preschool options

New half-day programs to be offered at Boulevard Elementary

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The corporation already had two built-in make-up days on April 21 and May 16 and Hauswald recommended adding May 29, May 30, June 2 and June 3 at the end of the school year.

“We wish to respect our families’ plans for spring break, as well as our high school commencement exercises,” Hauswald said. “By pushing back our first day of [ISTEP] testing, in addition to making President’s Day a school day, Kokomo Schools students should have the same number of days to prepare for the ISTEP as they had in 2013.”

The Indiana Department of Education also granted waivers for two lost instructional days.

Spring break will take place as scheduled from April 7 through 11, commencement will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at Memorial Gym and final exams at the middle schools and high school will be June 2 and 3. Any additional make-up days will be added on June 4 and 5.

Education reporter Lauren Fitch can be reached at 765-454-8587, by email at lauren.fitch@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @LaurenBFitch.

Kokomo preschool options for 2014-15 Kokomo School Corp. board of education approved expanding the district's preschool program next school year. Early Childhood Roundup will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. April 22 at Memorial Gym, where parents can register their children for one of the following options: - Free half-day programs with morning and afternoon session available for children who turn 3 by Aug. 1 and 4 year olds at Boulevard, Elwood Haynes and Pettit Park elementary schools. - Full-day option for $70 per week at Elwood Haynes, with before- and after-school care options for an additional fee. - Full-day International Baccalaureate preschool at Lafayette Park Elementary School for $130 per week, with before- and after-school care options for an additional fee. Children must be 4 by Aug. 1 to enroll. The program prepares students to continue with IB or Integrated Arts curriculum and includes Spanish and music instruction.

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