District looking at extended day services

By Art Hunter

The West Clermont Local School District is considering adding extended day services at the district’s elementary buildings.

According to West Clermont Communication Consultant Debbie Alberico, the district is currently considering two different enhancements to services offered in the district.

The district is looking at extending its kindergarten program, and surveyed parents to get their opinions on various options the district might choose.

Currently, the district’s kindergarteners alternate between two and three-day school weeks.

The district would like to have the students attend for a half-day every day of the week to provide more consistency for the students.

Another option under consideration would be to go to a full-day program.

“Right now, we’re in an information gathering mode,” Alberico said. “We’re trying to see if an extended day option is something people would be interested in.”

The other thing being examined now is the possibility of offering daycare at the schools for before or after school.

“We don’t do anything like that now,” Alberico said. “We’re trying to find out if people would use it if it were offered.”

More information can be found at www.westcler.org.