PROCTOR - Parents in the Proctor School District may have a new
kindergarten option for their children as early as next school year.
The district currently offers two sections of all–day, every-day kindergarten. But families must pay a fee of roughly $2,500 to do so
part time. "Every other day kindergarten" is the district's no–cost
The district says research shows all–day every–day
kindergarten improves learning.
"We want to reduce the achievement gap and offer it to
all students every day so that they have the best opportunity for their learning
as well," said Diane Morin, principal at Bayview Elementary School in
Proctor regularly loses students to Duluth, which already
offers all–day, every–day kindergarten.