The Regina Catholic School Division is moving to all day kindergarten this September.
The school division says that after budget shortfalls, cost saving moves that would not affect classroom supports and services needed to be made, and the move to all day kindergarten was one of those moves.
Director of Education Domenic Scuglia says the last increase in funding from the provincial government, simply wasn’t enough.
“It really only covered a two percent teacher increase,” said Scuglia. “It didn’t account for the many other pressures we are experiencing at Regina Catholic.”
Historically kindergarten would run with a morning class and an afternoon class.
When the move to full day kindergarten begins it will mean children will attend every other day.
One week will see three school days and the next just two.