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Pre-K registration is March 28 in Richmond County

Friday, March 9, 2012 12:33 PM
Last updated 8:07 PM
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Registration for Geor­gia’s pre-kindergarten program in Richmond County will be held March 28.

Tracey McManus
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The program has 1,170 seats available, which are awarded by lottery the day of registration, according to Audrey Spry, the interim director of Title 1 and Georgia pre-K.

Parents can sign up at all elementary schools in the district except C.T. Walker Mag­net School. Students must be Georgia residents and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Gov. Nathan Deal implemented deep cuts to pre-K this year because of dwindling money in the lottery fund that supports it. The state cut 10 days out of the pre-K calendar year and increased class sizes by two students to 22.

The shorter year cut teacher salaries and benefits, which in May led 41 of Richmond County’s 47 pre-K teachers to request a transfer out of the program.

Spry said she did not know how many teachers would request out of the program for next year but encouraged all parents to apply.


WHAT: Georgia pre-kindergarten registration

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28

WHERE: All Richmond County elementary schools except C.T. Walker Magnet School

MORE: Bring proof of child’s age and residency

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