But not everyone is supportive of the initiative starting next year.
A petition is circulating that opposes the immediate implementation of full-day kindergarten in 2014 – 2015. It reads:
**Full Day is Mandatory (some of us prefer half day kindergarten for our child)
** IES: An entire grade will be assigned to detached modular building; whole school population will be affected for lunch schedules, assemblies, and much more.
**WES: Three classes will be added to an already over-capacity school; continued use of outdated modular buildings; decreased classroom square footage and shared learning spaces for support learning; specials classes taught in inadequate and inappropriate spaces; unacceptable changes to transportation, lunch schedules, and after-school activities; and much more.
**RES: Classroom sizes will increase; decreased open space in the pod areas, the loss of cafeteria space for after-school programming, and much more.
**Concern that the immediate implementation of FDK may pull resources and administrative focus away from other RTSD priorities.