Monday, May 20, 2013
Framingham School Administration: "Accommodating between 760-800 kindergarten children for the third year in a row has required some creativity and flexibility, but we are pleased to report every kindergarten student has an assignment for September."
To deal with 800 kindergarten students in the fall, Framingham Public Schools plans to override the Framingham School Committee recommended class size policy for kindergarten students of 19-22 students and place 23 kindergarten students in each classroom for the Class of 2026. And even with the increase of one student per class, the school district doesn't have enough classroom space in its 8 elementary schools and has made the decision to house two kindergarten classes at the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, now B.L.O.C.K.S Preschool. Kindergarten students at the former Juniper Hill will follow the same schedule as McCarthy Elementary School students 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The students, as first graders, then will be transferred to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The incoming kindergarten class for Framingham Public Schools is already at more than 800 students; kindergarten school assignments will be mailed this week.
For the fourth year in a row, kindergarten enrollment is on the rise. The incoming Framingham Public Schools kindergarten class - the Class of 2026 - already has 805 registered students. Last year's kindergarten class (Class of 2025) had 800 students registered in the spring, but as of Oct. 1 there were 782 students, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The kindergarten class of 2024 had 770 students; there are now 778 first graders, according to the DESE. The class of 2023 had 738 kindergarten students at this time; and now there are 698 second graders, according to the DESE. In comparison, the class of 2013 has 492 students and the current 8th grade class enrollment is at 586 students. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Framingham Public Schools' Parent Information Center is continuing to register kindergarten students for fall 2013.
Framingham Public Schools' Parent Information Center is continuing to register kindergarten students for fall 2013. These kindergarteners, who must be age 5 by Aug. 31, 2013, would be members of the class of 2026. Forms are available on the district's website in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Forms can be submitted electronically to the Parent Information Center.