New pre-K classes in Henry County schools this fall

The Henry County School System has announced that three new pre-K classes will be available this fall after a successful rollout of the program last year.

One class will be available at each of the following schools: Hampton Elementary Charter School, Pate’s Creek Elementary, and Tussahaw Elementary. These schools join Fairview Elementary, Oakland Elementary, and Wesley Lakes Elementary in providing the free classes to county residents, according to district officials.

Preference for the seats in each new class will be given to those students living in the respective school zones. If there are more requests than spaces available, a lottery system will be enacted. Each class is capped at 22 students. The school system will also provide transportation for students accepted into one of the classes so long as they reside in the school zone.