In an unusual move for the region, the school board for the town of Farmington has said “no” to move to a full day kindergarten program.  Despite the recent implementation of full day kindergarten by Region 10 and Simsbury, the board declined the option for Farmington citing already strong test scores by its students.  Though parents had expressed an interest in the expansion, the board was unable to justify the cost against the belief of limited benefit. 
CREC will break ground on seven new magnet schools in the greater Hartford area over the next two years.  Sites include Enfield, South Windsor, Avon, New Britain, Windsor and Wethersfield.  These magnet schools are in addition to sites that opened this past summer in Glastonbury/East Hartford and Bloomfield.