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Pre-K enrollment starts in East Baton Rouge Parish

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POSTED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:10pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:51pm

East Baton Rouge Parish's new Pre-K enrollment program is off and running tonight.

Applications are available at Pre-K locations all across the parish.

Instead of camping out all night, parents now fill out the applications, and officials use a lottery to fill the open slots. Parents we spoke with say they're happy about the change.

“There wasn't a big rush or big line, stated parent Mia Alexander. “I was able to fill out and get the assistance that I need from the office staff from whatever school that my child was trying to get into.”

Parents will know whether or not they've been accepted by the school toward the middle of next month when the schools will send acceptance and non-acceptance letters in the mail.

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