Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that changes the Pre-K enrollment birth date requirements.
This change takes effect in the 2013-14 school year.
For the 2013-14 school year, children must be 4 years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2013, to enroll in a public school Pre-K program.
For the following school year, 2014-2015, children must be 4 years of age on or before Aug. 15, 2014, to enroll in a public school Pre-K program.
The Pre-K classrooms funded by the state will remain voluntary for child attendance.
In addition, children who qualify based on family income will continue to have priority for enrollment.
Greeneville City and Greene County Schools are still accepting applications for the Pre-K programs.
The contact for children living in the Greeneville City Schools zone is Alison Tipton at 787-0848.
Parents of children living in the Greene County Schools zone should contact the preschool teacher of their zoned school.
To apply for Pre-K, parents need to provide a copy of the child's birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunization/health record.
Immunizations must be recorded on the most recent form, which may be obtained from a doctor or the Greene County Health Department.
Proof of income is also needed when enrolling a child in Pre-K.
Additional information about Pre-K is available at the child's zoned school or from the central office of the school system whose Pre-K program the child would attend.
For more information, call the Greeneville City Schools at 787-8000 or the Greene County Schools at 639-4194.