A.C. Moore to reopen; to house free K4 program this August
Published 6:49 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022
UPDATE: This article has been updated to correct an error, labeling the program K4 instead of K-4.
Escambia County School System officials have been busy this summer making renovations at A.C. Moore Elementary School.
In April, the ECSS announced that the school will reopen this August as a free K4 program.
According to a release, the renovations inside and out include fresh paint, new lighting, new flooring, new cabinets and a new roof on one wing. Students will also find updated curriculum and new supplies.
ECSS Deputy of Operations Shaun Goolsby said the renovations are major upgrade for the school.
“This is huge for citizens of Atmore and surrounding areas, as this will provide a great learning environment and preparedness for these kids before they get to a kindergarten classroom,” Goolsby said.
Superintendent Michele McClung is excited about the upcoming Pre-K program at the school, which will not only give kids a quality education, but help with the family budget during skyrocketing inflation.
“Being able to offer Pre-K to over 100 4 year olds allows us an opportunity to give these students a head start with both literacy and numeracy,” McClung said. “Additionally, our Pre-K program will save parents the extraordinary monthly cost of daycare at a time when gas and groceries are at an all-time high.”
McClung encouraged interested parents residing in Escambia County to enroll their child now as spots are quickly filling up.
The next lottery pull of students will occur next Tues., July 19 and there are only 70 spots available.