Pre-K registration coming up

It’s almost that time of year again for parents to once more enlist their children into optionary Pre-Kindergarten classes within Rabun County Schools.

After years of paying for child care, your kid is finally old enough and qualified for lottery-funded Georgia’s Pre-K. But there is a catch according to Administrative Assistant Kelly Nixon: Spots are limited and you have to get your kid on a waiting list (a kind of raffle) to take part in the state-funded Pre-K lottery.

Nixon explained that the registration process will start on March 1rst and will run until the 15th at which time the drawing will take place.

Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a free public preschool for all eligible 4-year-old children in Georgia. Children who are 4-years old by the Sept. 1 cutoff date, are eligible to attend this state-lottery funded educational program.

The program runs on the regular school system calendar and is a 6.5 hour instructional day according to Nixon.

Registration forms should be picked up no earlier than March 1rst at the Rabun County Board of Education Office located at 963 Tiger Connector Road in Tiger.