Public Hearing: TK Instructional

School Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Newark Unified School District
5715 Musick Ave., Newark, CA 94560

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Newark Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to consider submission of an Instructional Minutes Waiver for Transitional Kindergarten.

Education Code 37202 requires that Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten minutes be the same, unless approved by a California State School Board of Education waiver to offer a lesser number of minutes.

The District would like to continue our practice of the transitional kindergarten (TK) day being shorter than our regular kindergarten day. In spring 2014, our Board of Trustees approved extending our kindergarten day under the requirements of Early Primary Programs. The District does not feel that extending the day for our TK classes would be developmentally appropriate for our youngest learners. Therefore, we would like to keep our TK classes at a duration of four hours per day.

The Board of Education will hold the Public Hearing and consider approval to submit an Instructional Minutes Waiver request to the California State Board of Education at its August 1, 2017 meeting.