Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Last year sparked by Governor Brownback’s reading initiative for third graders, USD 457 Garden City schools started one of their own. Director of Elementary Education Leigh Ann Roderick says it begins with first grade readiness.
Failure to meet these levels and the student would be retained in that grade. This year the board added another layer with second grade readiness which included taking those skills one step further. The hope is to add third grade readiness next year.