The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will have two “Pre-K Palooza” meetings about the new screening process for pre-K registration that will replace the old lottery system for the 2013-2014 school year.

The meetings will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cortana Mall and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Middle School, 14939 Tiger Bend Road, a news release says.

Students will be selected based on an academic assessment of their readiness for kindergarten.

The pre-K roundup application period for slots will be held from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

Applications are available at schools of choice or online at For more information, call (225) 355-6197.