FONDA – The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District announced busing will be available to full-day prekindergarten students for the 2016-17 school year, a news release said. Registration is ongoing and applications are welcome.
“We are happy to provide this service to our families who might find it difficult to transport their pre-k students to and from school,” Superintendent of Schools Thomas Ciaccio said in the release.
The district is leasing two buses equipped with seatbelts that are appropriate for 3- and 4-year-old children. Each bus will have a bus monitor to help students on and off the bus, the release said.
To be eligible to participate, a child must be four years of age by Dec. 1 and live within the district.
Educators say prekindergarten programs are critical for children so they can start building their literacy and math skills before they get to kindergarten.
“It is so important for students to have that foundation,” Fonda-Fultonville pre-k teacher Kim McClarren said in the release. “Once students learn their letters, numbers and sounds, they’re ready to start reading.”
“Early intervention is the key to success for kids,” Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School Principal Darcy Williams said in the release.
To request an application, or for more information, call Amy Thum at 853-3332, Ext. 5008, the news release said.