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By Joe Block
Contributing Writer 

Heights school district to develop policy for 4K early admission


March 8, 2018

Early admission to the 4K kindergarten program was the main subject of the Wisconsin Heights School Board’s discussion on Feb. 26. A few parents were present to discuss the subject with the board.

Currently, the district only allows early admission for 5K. State statute dictates that to be eligible for 5K, a child must be 5 by Sept. 1 of the school year. The same date applies for 4K. The state allows districts to set their own policy for 4K early admission. However, the state provides no guidance for early admission to 4K. Wisconsin Heights currently does not allow early admission to 4K kindergarten.

Two parents of a child whose birthday fell after the deadline spoke during the public input part of Monday’s meeting. They noted, especially with the existence of the Childhood Development Fair, that it would be a good idea for the district to allow early admission to 4K. The board, after discussing the matter further, agreed and will begin developing a policy for 4K early admission.

Student athletes appeared before the board to summarize their seasons. Girls Basketball finished 9-15 despite losing one of their key players to injury. Departing seniors from last year, as well as the player lost to injury, had accounted for 89 percent of the team’s scoring. The athletes reported that the team improved considerably.

Boys hockey had one of its best seasons finishing 17-4-2. The bulk of the team is sophomores and the team is expected to do well for the next few seasons. Boys swimming continued its success. The co-op, the longest running in existence, had six qualify for state.

Also reported during the meeting, the Childhood Development fair was a success, with 42 kids, ages 2 to 5 years, screened, and 25 screened for vision and hearing.


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