By Jackie Nelson
Hesston Elementary School is making a change to the Kindergarten schedule beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.
According to Hesston Elementary School Principal Chris Robertson, children will be attending all-day kindergarten beginning 6 weeks after the school year begins.
“We used to have half-day kindergarten for the first 12 weeks of school. Now we will be having all-day kindergarten beginning six weeks in,” she said.
USD 460 Superintendent Paul Becker said the changes, which were approved by the School Board during the Monday, March 11 meeting, represent an adjustment to better accommodate new curriculum.
“The motivation behind it, we felt like we needed to get students going all day sooner. With new standards coming, we want them to be moving along,” he said.