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Tallasseee to add Pre-K class


Tallassee City Schools will be opening a new Pre-K classroom this year. District staff wrote and submitted the grant application for a new classroom in April.

This will be Tallassee City Schools first classroom through the Office of School Readiness. According to program guidelines, “The First Class Pre-K Program is Alabama's state funded voluntary program for
4-year old children who are residents of the State of Alabama. The program is funded by the Education Trust Fund and the Preschool Development Grant through the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Office of School Readiness (OSR). A registered child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2017.”

Dr. Brock Nolin, Federal Programs Coordinator for Tallassee City Schools, says, “This is a great opportunity for the children of Tallassee. This program will help prepare four year olds in our community for kindergarten. It is free of charge as this is our first year with the grant. There will be a fee in subsequent years. Parents should be sure to enter the correct code (626050) in order for their child’s name to submitted in the drawing.”

(From left): Jose Reyes, Terrel Brown and Eddie Gantt during Reptile Day at Tallassee Elementary School in 2016

Wade Shipman, Superintendent of Tallassee City Schools noted, “We’ve been wanting to implement a program like this for quite a while. It’s been in our strategic plan, and I’m happy to see it come to fruition. I’d like to thank those who put forth the work in making it happen including Dr. Brock Nolin (Federal Programs Coordinator for Tallassee City Schools), Dr. Jose Reyes (Principal, Tallassee Elementary School), and Ms. Shanikka Beacher (Assistant Principal, Tallassee Elementary School).”

The program guidelines dictate that a random drawing will be held to select students for the classroom. Parents can apply through the following link

The random drawing will be held in the Tallassee Elementary School cafeteria on July 19 at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Parents who are interested in applying should follow the link and fill out the required information between June 26 and July 14. Any submissions after July 14 will not be accepted. Fliers are available at the Tallassee City Board of Education.  To receive a flier by email, send a request to You must enter the Tallassee Code or your child’s name will not be entered in the drawing. Code: 626050.

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