Kindergarten Study Committee
Hanover School District
Frank Bass, Superintendent
Leslie Connolly, K-1 Teacher
Tracy Malloy, Learning Specialist
Andy Harris, Literacy Specialist
Matt Laramie, Principal
Katie Roach, Preschool Coordinator
Jeff Robbins, Director, Dartmouth Day Care Center
Michelle Sacerdote, Parent
Steve Woods, Nonparent resident
Meeting Schedule, 2012-13 (revised 12/19)
The Kindergarten Study Committee will research and assess kindergarten structure and program options for the Hanover School District, reporting to the Hanover School Board by May of the 2013 school year.
The study is to include child development research, student achievement studies, and social/emotional factors, as well as comparative costs, operational issues, parental and other public preferences, and offerings from other local programs. In addition to reporting and evaluating these issues, the Committee is to offer recommendations, including consideration of physical plant, staffing and other resource needs, as well as a report detailing benefits and drawbacks of the proposal vs. the current program.
The Kindergarten Study Committee will have nine members appointed by the superintendent: the superintendent himself, the building principal, one board member, one K-1 teacher, one literacy specialist, one special educator, a professional daycare administrator, one parent, and one
The committee will meet monthly starting in August 2012, with the goal of reporting findings to the Hanover School Board no later than May of 2013. The committee will make every attempt to present budgetary considerations, if necessary, to the Hanover School Board by January of 2013. Aside from any budgetary recommendations, the committee will update the board on progress in November, March and May.
December 6, 2012 Minutes
November 1, 2012 Minutes
October 4, 2012 Minutes
September 6, 2012 Minutes
Notes from visit to Yale's Child Study Center
Synopses of kindergarten studies, posted 9/24/12
Notes about Kindergarten in 3 southern NH districts
Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City, an article by Will Dobbie and Roland Fryer Jr.
The Class Size Controversy (Web page)
Update on Class Size Research Since 1998
How Large Are Teacher Effects?
Page updated 12/19/12