The purpose of the Fee-Based All-Day Kindergarten Program is to provide an early childhood education program at Andover Public Schools. Details in reference to this program are as follows:
Next year it is anticipated the All-Day Kindergarten Program will be offered at a rate of $275 per month, $137.50 for those qualifying for reduced price meals and at no charge for those qualifying for free meals. To be considered for free or reduced fees, please complete this Request Free & Reduced Fees Form (Coming Feb. 1, 2017). A completed Child Nutrition Program application and Waiver of Confidentiality will be required in Aug. 2017 to be eligible for the 2017-18 school year. Fees are subject to change based on the district’s final evaluation of this year’s All Day Kindergarten program.
Fee-supported All-Day Kindergarten applications can be submitted online prior to and at Kindergarten Round Up on March 28. You can find this form through the district website.
Applications must be submitted by April 5. Parents will be notified by April 14 whether their application is selected.
The number of students chosen to participate at each building will depend upon the number of applications submitted per building. There must be a minimum of 18 students to establish a class section.
The first month’s fee and a bank draft must be submitted to the home building by May 1 to hold that child’s space.
Additional sections may be determined upon receipt of additional applications after April 5. A lottery for positions may be implemented. Parents will be informed accordingly. The first month’s fee and a bank draft must be submitted within 7 days of notification of acceptance in the program.
The first payment is due upon acceptance of enrollment in the program and no later than May 1. The October-May payments will be made via automatic bank draft (electronic funds transfer). You will be asked to fill out a form authorizing such after acceptance into the program. You may also pay in full prior to Sept. 1 and receive one month free.
Board of Education approved Kindergarten annual enrollment fees will be assessed in the fall. The fees for 2016 -17 were $77.50 for half day and $125 for all day Kindergarten.
Parents will need to purchase or provide lunch for their child.
All-Day Kindergarten will be in session on the days that school is in session for other Kindergarten students. It will follow the district calendar. Parents will need to make daycare arrangements for days when school is not in session.
Bus transportation will be available for students to their designated home school only. A transportation fee will be assessed for students who live less than 2.5 miles from their attendance center.
IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN, PLEASE FILL OUT THE NEW KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION (Coming Feb. 1, 2017)
Andover USD 385 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in admission, access to, or treatment in its programs and activities. Any persons having inquiries concerning USD 385's compliance with regulations implementing Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, may contact the Assistant Superintendent, 1432 N. Andover Road, Andover, Kansas, 67002, (316-218-4661), who has been designated to coordinate the district's efforts to comply with these laws. All offers of employment are dependent on approval by the USD 385 Board of Education.