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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.

officials intended to observe the first day of classes at and 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 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. 

Stevan Skorupski September 05, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Illegal students?
Cancun Joe September 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Sounds fishy to me. Happens right in the rental zone of the woods. Legal students?
Stevan Skorupski September 05, 2012 at 05:27 PM
The School Board likes Fish
Todd September 05, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I gotta buy a rental on the east end of Harper Woods. Hard to blame those folks though. If my choices were North, Harper High or Detroit, I'd get a rental in GPPS district too. I just worry about the quality of classes who have to try and catch up disadvantaged students without any financial help from outside the district. I get a little sick of paying double for everything while my kid waits for the next chapter to begin because the new kids cant read.
s September 05, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Check on class numbers for Richard. 29 per class in 5th grade!

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