Superintendent of Warren Consolidated Schools Robert Livernois discusses issues with school funding, new programs, and student enrollment for the upcoming school year on today’s show.
- New program: State law for Kindergarten enrollment now requires students to be at least five years of age by September 1, instead of the previous December 1 date. In response, the Warren Consolidated School District has created a transitional kindergarten program.
- Dealing with poverty: The district has over 50 percent free/reduced lunches and has taken a strong role in combating poverty with expansion of the Blessings in a Backpack program.
- Funding challenges: Warren Consolidated Schools now faces enrollment and funding declines due to the increased ability of residents to enroll in other districts, charter schools, and private schools.
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