Florence expanding preschool program for next school year

Florence expanding preschool program for next school year

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Handy Head Start administrators in Florence have three months to find a new place.

That’s because the school board wants the building. Right now, 150 kids are waiting to get into a pre-K program. The additional 14 classrooms will free up a lot of space to take in more students.

Superintendent Jimmy Shaw says more grant funding is available so this is a perfect time for them to expand.

“So if parents would like to register for pre-K as they have in the past we will have a drawing will be this Friday for slots for pre-K. Once we here back from the state and learn more about our education budget then we will have a subsequent drawing to fill the rest of the classrooms," said Shaw.

The pre-K program is free. Parents are encouraged to visit the Florence School Board website to register their kids for the new school.

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