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Public Hearings: Budget and Early Learning

(02/06/2014) -The School Board of the City of Newport News is seeking public comment on the development of the 2014-2015 operating budget and the proposed early learning initiative at Marshall Early Childhood Center during the school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in the Administration Building auditorium, 12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News.

Budget Public Hearing

The public is invited to participate in the development of the budget by sharing their educational priorities and ideas during the public hearing. The Superintendent's proposed budget for 2014-2015 will be presented to the School Board during a work session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the administration building auditorium.

Early Learning Public Hearing

The early learning initiative would create a two-year learning center at Marshall for pre-school and kindergarten students. Some students entering kindergarten in September 2014 who are currently zoned for An Achievable Dream Academy, Magruder Primary and Newsome Park Elementary School would participate in the Early Learning Program at Marshall. Newsome Park Elementary School would no longer offer a kindergarten program.

Other proposed changes include moving some students who start kindergarten in 2014 who now reside in the current Magruder zone to An Achievable Dream Academy for kindergarten through second grade, and moving some students who are currently in the Achievable Dream attendance zone to Newsome Park Elementary School.

Please note that these proposed changes would only affect students who are beginning kindergarten in September 2014; these proposed changes would have no impact on students currently attending An Achievable Dream, Magruder or Newsome Park.

Community and family information meetings were held to share more information about the proposal and the plans to expand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning in our schools.

For more information on the budget or the early learning initiative, call 591-4500.