Funding through the Governor’s Office and the Burke
Partnership for Children (Smart Start) has provided opportunities for four year
old preschoolers to attend the Burke County Public Schools. The sites where the
children are being served are: Chesterfield, Drexel, Forest Hill, George
Hildebrand, Glen Alpine, Hildebran, Icard, Mountain Crest, Mull, Oak Hill, Ray
Childers, Rutherford College, Salem, Valdese and W. A. Young.