Washington Township Board of Education Announces Unveiling of Proposed Redistricting

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP –  The Washington Township Board of Education has announced that an important unveiling will take place on Monday, December 14th.

The proposed map of newly aligned school neighborhoods will be revealed at 7:30 p.m. in the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building on 206 East Holly Avenue in Sewell. The presentation, which will take place at the Boards December work session, is meant to prompt a community discussion on the Board’s decision to redistrict and implement a full-day kindergarten program at the beginning of the 2016 to 2017 school year.

“I am excited over the prospect of delivering full-day kindergarten to our District’s children and families,” said Joseph Bollendorf, Superintendent of Schools. “Extending the kindergarten day has been a goal of this Board of Education and many in this community for many years. Without question, providing a quality, full-day kindergarten can produce long-term educational gains, including improving reading and math achievement. It offers social, emotional, and intellectual benefits to all kindergarteners, giving them more time to focus and reflect on activities and transition between them.”

A comprehensive presentation to the community on the redistricting and full-day kindergarten initiatives has been scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. in WTHS’s Investors Bank Performing Arts Center.

For more information about the Washington Township Public Schools, visit their website at http://www.wtps.org.

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