District reinstates 37 Pre-K classrooms for 2013-14 - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

District reinstates 37 Pre-K classrooms for 2013-14

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Thirty-seven prekindergarten classrooms have been reinstated for the 2013-14 school year to boost the number of 4-year-olds the unified district can accommodate this fall. The district reopened 12 classrooms at school sites and 25 at community partner centers, allowing it to now serve a capacity of 3,380 Pre-K children. Since space is limited and the timeframe to enroll is brief, parents across Memphis and Shelby County are strongly urged to apply now during Phase II of the enrollment process, June 11 – 27.

The Pre-K program is a proven school-readiness initiative helping children to be adequately prepared for kindergarten. Priority is given to families meeting low income guidelines.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on specific days between Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 27 , parents residing in the city or county who want to enroll their child in Pre-K classes must visit one of five school sites representing each region of the new Shelby County Schools District.

*See the listing of Pre-K screening sites/dates, as well as a complete list of schools or partner locations where Pre-K classes will be offered at the end of this release, or visit: http://www.scsk12.org/prek/.

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