The Summit Public Schools will hold a Town Hall Meeting on the topic of Full Day Kindergarten on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 6:30pm until 9:00pm at Jefferson Primary Center, 110 Ashwood Avenue

DETAILS: An education panel and public discussion will take place to educate the Summit community on the impact of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) on the students and the city. The panel will present the Board of Education’s recommendation, the educational benefits of a FDK program, the financial and operational costs to Summit, the district’s facilities plan, and where FDK fits into the Board of Education’s priorities and goals. Following the panel discussion, there will be one hour for public questions. Board of Education Vice President Gloria Ron-Fornes will be the evening’s moderator.

PANELISTS:

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Celia Colbert, Board of Education Member and Education Committee Chair

Felix Gil, Principal of Summit’s Primary Centers

Julie Glazer, Assistant Superintendent

George Lucaci, Board of Education President

Louis Pepe, Business Administrator

Kathie Priestley, Early Childhood Education Consultant