To the Editor:
I wish to express that I am angry and stunned by a letter I received in the mail Wednesday announcing a last-minute change by the Mamaroneck School District.
I am a working parent that enrolled my child in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program that will begin at Central School in Larchmont next week. The letter states that school will be running each day from 9:15 am- 11:45 am, rather than the 8:45 am- 11:15 am schedule were were given last Spring, due to transportation issues.
This time change, when I must be at work by 9:00 am, means either my child cannot enroll, or I cannot work.
What voice was representing and advocating on part of 51 families when the District decided this… Cowardice! This is certainly not in touch with the community they are serving ( as part of application process we had to identify if we worked and what our jobs are… they have the data.)
What about siblings in K-5? Are parents supposed to sit in their car with the Pre-K child for 30 additional minutes waiting?
Above is a copy of the undated letter from the Guidance Center of Westchester, which administers the program for the District (and had no part in this decision.)