Letter writer believes Lindbergh should offer free full-day kindergarten

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Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

Parents of the upcoming Lindbergh Schools kindergartners are currently all facing the same conundrum.

Can we afford to pay $3,500 for a standard full-day kindergarten education? Is the free half-day option to learn the exact same curriculum all we can provide?

In past years I have asked various district staff members why our district is the only one in Missouri still charging tuition for a public-school education.

The party line of “space” and “money” is wearing thin. If space and money are what is needed with such priority, I don’t understand how an entire brand-new elementary school wasn’t planned well enough to be the “space” solution. Or why a simultaneous project invested $6.5 million to build a flashy 25,000-square-foot administrative building on prime real estate.

Since the district so dearly needs my money to stay afloat, I will be approving the auto-withdraw from my bank account for the second time in three years.

It’s simply unbelievable to me that every other single school district in the state has figured out a solution to take the financial burden from the parents, while mine continues to show zero intention of following suit.

Rachel Major

south county