A Visit With Rep. Bradley Byrne

Last Thursday morning, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne stopped by Rachel Patterson Elementary School in Atmore during his 100th Town Hall Tour across the first congressional district to speak with educators and visit with preschoolers to see first hand the effectiveness of federal preschool funding through a four-year grant.

The program currently receives $77.5 million in state appropriations and has been augmented for the last three years with $17.5 million by Alabama's four-year federal Preschool Development Grant.

According to a press release, there are 938 Alabama First Class Pre-K classrooms loca...