Additional Kindergarten Class to be Created at Mason, Poupard
Following a rise in enrollment that came just before the start of the school year, Grosse Pointe Public School officials posted two jobs Tuesday for all-day kindergarten teachers--one for Mason and one for Poupard.
Grosse Pointe Public School officials intended to observe the first day of classes at Mason and Poupard elementaries closely after experiencing a rapid rise in enrollment late last week specificlly for kindergarten.
Late Tuesday, two job openings for all-day kindergarten were posted on the district's website--one each for Mason and Poupard. The postings likely mean the district is adding an additional kindergarten classroom to each school.
Some parents from Mason were notified by school officials of the change Tuesday. Patch is awaiting information from district officials about the exact numbers and classroom sizes.
At Mason, there were originally slated to be two kindergarten classsrooms but a third will be added, according to parents.
According to the job postings, the deadline for application is Sept. 7--indicating the district's desire to fill the positions quickly.
District officials added assistants at both schools to support the kindergarten classrooms last week after experiencing the sudden rise in enrollment, which is why they intended to monitor the situation this week as students reported to school for the beginning of the year.