Early registration in several AR school districts is now open, so I wanted to correct some mis-information I had in my last education-related post.
I had stated that my kids did not have access to a free prek-4 program because we do not live in the Little Rock school district. However, during an interview with the Director of Early Childhood Education for that district, I learned that once the district has processed all the applications for kids that live within the boundaries, they give any remaining available seats to students who do not live within the district. Chances are good that they’ll have some room left over, as there are a total of 1500 seats available in the district, which is the largest prek program in the state.
So, if you have a soon-to-be prek-4 aged kiddo, and you’d like free access to a nationally ranked program, get ye down to the LRSD office and apply.
This bit of info doesn’t really help us with getting Carina into kindergarten for next year, but for sure we’ll be applying for Callen when enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year rolls around.
Moral of the story: assume everything education-related is mis-information unless you get it straight from a director’s mouth.
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