State subcommittee gives a boost to the prospects of transitional kindergarten


IUSD has been busy developing a transitional kindergarten program for kids impacted by California’s decision to shift the cut-off age for kindergarten enrollment.

It is, in fact, a state requirement for all school districts beginning in the fall of 2012. But some have expressed doubts about the fate of transitional kindergarten — particularly after it was targeted for elimination in Governor Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal.

Now it looks like it the program’s future has become a little more certain.

The Los Angeles Times and other news outlets reported this week that an education finance subcommittee has voted in favor of sparing transitional kindergarten from the governor’s list of cuts. You can read the Times’ coverage here.

Meanwhile, to learn more about IUSD’s efforts to implement a transitional kindergarten course, click here.