Lottery announced for prekindergarten program


AUBURN — The Auburn School Department will hold a lottery for entrance into the public school prekindergarten programs at Walton, Sherwood Heights, Park Avenue, Fairview and East Auburn Community schools, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Auburn Hall.

The program is for children who will be 4-years-old on or before Oct. 15, 2010. Space is limited and the lottery drawing will be held to fill all the available slots. It is a free public school program.

The preschool program is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The morning session is from 8:25 to 11 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The school department provides free bus transportation to school from the child’s home or school neighborhood daycare.

Call Roz Walton at 333-6601, ext. 1201, to add a name to the list. When calling to register for the lottery, include the child’s name, date of birth, address, phone number and parent/guardian names.

All names must be given before 3 p.m. Friday, March 26. If the child’s name has been submitted already, it does not need to be submitted again.