Even in the face of shrinking budgets, closing the achievement gap is our highest priority. This program would expand our current program to support our growing ELL population at minimal cost. The district spent an additional $180,000 this year to maintain appropriate class size within the English-only classrooms. The cost of the proposed expansion next year is estimated to not exceed $10,000 (the cost of curriculum materials for an extra kindergarten class at both schools). Additionally, this proposal supports the district’s vision of offering second language instruction to all students.