Apr 19, 2011
Moore Public School administrators say they've heard from the public about the new policy to distribute sign up packets for all day kindergarten.
In the past, the packets were distributed on Monday morning. Some parents camped out for as long as 72 hours in hopes of landing one of the limited spots. Administrators changed the policy this year, expressing concerns about the safety of parents, students and teachers. No one was allowed to line up on school property until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15th. At some schools this led to a frantic sprint for a place in line and some frustration on the part of parents.
Robert Romines, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Instruction and Personnel, said the district has received mixed feedback on the new procedure.
Romines said, "Some parents liked it. Others didn't. The response was very mixed. But we also had a mixed response to the previous procedures that led some parents to choose to camp out in advance."
Romines also added that the district is already looking at next year's policy and hopes to find the fairest and safest way possible to distribute the sign up packets.
You'll find more information on exactly what Moore Public School administrators are doing to change the policy in Sunday's Moore Monitor.