As Columbia County public school officials prepare for Friday’s prekindergarten drawing, state budget alterations again might change the school system’s pre-k offerings, but not as drastically as last year.
The state Senate approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal last week. Though it still had to win the approval of House lawmakers, the budget included funds to add 10 days to the pre-k school year, but eliminated 2,000 slots.
Last year, Deal added 10,000 slots to the lottery-funded pre-k program, but cut instruction days from 180 to 160.