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Friday, April 11, 2014
response to the issue of pre-K suspensions. I found it difficult to imagine what a 3 or 4 year old student would have to do to be kicked out of a pre-K class. I recently received the statistics above regarding Kindergarten suspensions over the last 9-year period in the Escambia County School District. Again I have to scratch my head and ask what sorts of things must these 5 year olds be doing to get kicked out of kindergarten? I've requested information from both the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and the Director of Elementary Education on what specific infractions would result in a Kindergarten student being kicked out of school. I have not received a response to my email request on this. I'd really also like to know how many of the kindergarten students that were kicked out had participated in one of the VPK programs offered in the community? To me, that would be good information to know. when I hear back on my response I'll ask that question, too.