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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Colton prepares two-year kindergarten option

Additional year is expected to improve education


COLTON — This fall Colton and Uniontown parents have the option to enroll their child for two years of kindergarten instead of one.

The Colton School District began preparation for transitional kindergarten, which is a program for 4-year-olds to attend full-day school.

The district is interviewing candidates for a certified teacher.

“It’s a cool option. We’re excited for it,” said Paul Clark, Colton superintendent. “We already have a solid preschool program. Now we can amp it up even more.”

The new kindergarten offering comes at no cost to parents. Colton’s half-day pre-scho...

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