Winnipeg Ends Full-Day Kindergarten

Full-Day Kindergarten Ends

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's biggest school board has decided to end full-day kindergarten.

The decision at the Winnipeg School Division follows a study that found full-day kindergarten does not really impact academic achievement.

Chairperson Betty Edel says the board of trustees has approved a $437 million budget to operate its 78 schools next year.

That's a decrease of $2.3 million in baseline funding as the province continues to freeze the division's ability to increase education taxes.

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  • GeorgiaSteele

    Wow. How to spin the news. My thoughts are that they do not want to trim the fat from their operating budget so they bring out a study that says something they are providing isn't doing any good anyway so they are going to stop doing it. My kids and grand kids are all past the age for this. But I do seem to recall that around the $2 million mark was what the all day kindergarten was going to cost the division. Seem like a bit of a coincident to me.

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