Why Two Sonoma Districts Will No Longer Offer TK

Two elementary school districts in Sonoma County — Alexander Valley and Geyserville — will stop offering transitional kindergarten, the Press Democrat reports. Both districts have cited insufficient funds.

Alexander Valley and Geyserville are basic aid districts, also known as excess tax districts. They do not receive general purpose state aid, relying instead on property taxes. As a result, the two districts did not receive any portion of the $1.2 billion for TK in last year’s budget.

TK classes require additional staff and playground equipment upgrades. Alexander Valley Superintendent Matt Reno said the district cannot afford it.

The nearest district offering TK for Alexander Valley families is Windsor Unified, which is more than 10 miles away.


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