INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Saturday marked the first day of registration for Indianapolis Public Schools free preschool.
A strong turnout was expected for the Preschool Information and Application Fair in the Arsenal Technical High School cafeteria.
Saturday's fair ran from 9 a.m. to noon. It will reopen on Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enrollment at the fair was held on a first-come, first-serve basis until all seats were filled, according to a release.
School and community partner representatives were on site to answer questions at the enrollment fair.
Preschool classes will be offered through two preschool centers, six general education community partner preschool sites, seven existing IPS schools and 13 special education preschool sites.
On Monday, IPS officials said plans for a free preschool for 4-year-olds have been put on hold .
John Althardt with IPS said the school board planned on discussing the idea again next month as the new school board believes it may be too large and ambitious at this time.
However, IPS did give the OK to begin enrollment at Tech High School on Saturday.
The proposed preschool would add more spots at existing IPS preschool classrooms around Indianapolis.
University officials had planned a $4 million demolition of the Statesman Towers over the school's winter break.
Eli Lilly said Thursday its depression drug edivoxetine failed in late-stage clinical testing, and it doesn't plan to file for marketing approval of the drug.
A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Dec. 12 at the Willard Library just north of the city's downtown to mark the beginning of work on the $2.4 million project.