Superintendent Tim Christensen says they will be having a pre-registration sign-up for their four year-old preschool program and possibly a three year-old program.
Currently, both East Greene and Jefferson-Scranton School Districts offers a state-funded four year-old program for free. However, parents in the Jefferson-Scranton district pay for a three year-old program called Pi-Pipers and East Greene offers a free three year-old program with funding from the district.
At a previous Greene County School Board meeting, the topic of having a tuition-based three year-old program for next school year was discussed and Christensen decided to hold both a four and three year-old pre-registration day on Wednesday, March 26th.
Any child four years-old by September 15th is eligible to sign up for the free program.
“As apart of that pre-registration for four year-olds, also looking at having an interest survey or basically a pre-registration as well for parents that may be interested in a three year-old program. Going to collect that data and then based off that making a decision of whether offering a three year-old program is something the Greene County School District wants to do.”
Any child three years-old by September 15th would be eligible for the program.
Currently, about 15 kids are in the East Greene three year-old program and 14 are with the Jefferson-Scranton program.
Pre-registration for both will take place from 1:30-5:30pm at the Jefferson-Scranton Elementary School. Parents will be asked to fill out a form indicating their interest in either program for their child.