Governor’s Budget May Cut Transitional Kindergarten
05.19.2016 | Topanga Messenger | Kelly Rockwell
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Governor Brown’s most recently submitted revised budget would eliminate Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in the state of California in the 2017 school year. Children with birth dates after September 1 (currently September 1-December 1) would not be permitted into Kindergarten in 2017, leaving thousands of children out of TK and left out of the system for a full school year. If your child has benefitted from TK, you know how vital this program is for Kindergarten and later school success.
At Topanga Elementary, Amy Weisberg has taught a transitional Kindergarten class for nearly 10 years. Hopefully this would ensure that the Topanga program (under her leadership) will not be affected but could take a different name. However, students whose birth dates fall after September 1, would likely not be permitted into her Kinder classroom and “Transitional Kindergarten” could go away entirely.
Please take a moment to let legislators know this is a mistake! Take action by signing the petition online and pass this along to your neighbors and friends throughout California:http://action.earlyedgecalifornia.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=437. or Read more about this and listen to a recent KPCC story here: