Title I, kindergarten shifts part of early engagement strategy

A pair of motions passed during the May 21 school board meeting might seem unrelated.

One vote moved Evergreen Elementary school to school-wide Title I funding from the schools previous status as a targeted Title I school. The other move extended kindergarten instruction through the end of the day. Despite their seemingly different aims, both seek to address the needs of Evergreen students as early and as flexibly as possible, according to superintendent Rich Rhodes.

“It gives us more time with kids,” he said. “That’s one of the biggest pluses. It allows us to get an extra hour and forty minut...


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