Herald Schools

Lynbrook Kindergarten Center hours to change next year


Lynbrook School District officials will have to change the hours of operation for the Kindergarten Center next school year, Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak announced at a Board of Education meeting on May 2. She said a letter had already been sent out to parents of incoming kindergarten students.

The Kindergarten Center currently has two sessions for students — one in the morning and one in the afternoon. But because of a proposed change to New York state education law that would require seventh- through 12th-grade students to have 990 hours of instruction and kindergarten through sixth-graders to have 900 hours of instruction in a school year, every kindergartener would have to attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next year. Currently, the Kindergarten Center has two sessions, one from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Our kindergarten fell short of the 900 required hours so we extended the length of the day for next year,” Burak said in a statement.

The state Board of Regents is set to vote on the proposal in June. More information regarding transportation for students at the Kindergarten Center will be provided soon, Burak said.