Ypsilanti Community Schools Adopts Elementary Reconfiguration Plan
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved a plan for reconfiguring the district's elementary schools that has Holmes Elementary moving to a balanced calendar next year.
Estabrook Elementary is tentatively scheduled to go to year-round school the following school year.
Superintendent Scott Menzel says the board also talked about establishing a "Young Fives" program, a developmental program for kindergartners who'll be five years old by December 1st.
"If perhaps they're ready to move beyond preschool, but not quite ready for a traditional kindergarten classroom, this is kind of an interim step," Menzel says.
Menzel says the board also discussed developing a contingency plan in case student enrollment drops. He says in this first year of the district's three-year transition plan there's likely to be the most variability.