Breaking ground for all-day Kindergarten

RPS Groundbreaking Ceremony

ROCHESTER, Minn. — All-day kindergarten is on its way in Minnesota at schools throughout the state. For many districts, including one in our area, that means expansion.

The Rochester Public School District needs more room before they start doing all-day Kindergarten next school year.

So Wednesday they held a groundbreaking ceremony to get things rolling.

Franklin Elementary is one of six schools that will be adding a total of 16 classrooms.

“A lot of people have put a lot of work and time into making this possible. We want to thank our school board for voting and approving this to be possible for our students so it’s kind of a good way to celebrate that,” said Superintendent Michael Munoz with Rochester Public Schools.

The all-day Kindergarten is because of more than $130 million in funding by the state. It allows any district in Minnesota to extend the day for the kids.

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