To pre-register, parents should visit any elementary campus, complete an enrollment form and a National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program, and provide the items listed at the bottom of this page. This information provided is a way for the district to determine preliminary eligibility for our pre-kindergarten program and to plan for the number of students that may be enrolled in the program.
Since income level information must be current to qualify for the National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program, districts will verify income level information again once the new school year approaches or actually begins. Upon re-verification of income, if the family’s income level has changed, and they are not educationally disadvantaged (eligible for the National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program), then the student will not be eligible for pre-kindergarten.
You will receive a certified letter, another National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program form, and a return envelope in mid July. You must resubmit your National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program form along with current (not more than 2 months old) proof of income. If you have not received this letter by August 1st, please call the Department of Special Programs.
Proof of income may include any of the following:
TANF (Aid for Dependent Children) - On approval letter for TANF.
Food stamp case number (not Lone Star card #) - On approval letter for food stamps.
Failure to submit proof of income will delay the process for qualifying your child for the program. Please be thorough in the completion of your National Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program form, proof of income information, and return of this information in the envelope provided.
Once you have returned this information, your application will be processed and you will be contacted about your child’s enrollment. Prior to beginning school all students must have on file the following information.
A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate