Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
PRE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
ECISD will provide Half-day Pre-Kindergarten classes for all eligible students for the 2009-2010 school year.
In order to be eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten Program, the child must be:
• Four (4) years old on or before September 1st
• Unable to speak and comprehend the English language or
• Educationally disadvantaged; or
• Homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302, regardless of residence of the child, of either
parent of the child, or of the child’s guardian or other person having lawful control of the child.
• Children of active duty military members, including members of the armed forces that have been
injured or killed while on active duty.
• Have ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective
Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing.
I understand that the school system is trying to lend a hand to those kids that are academically challenged, but it makes no sense to me that those that are ready and eager to learn are cast aside and ignored in this particular district. Other neighboring districts have an open enrollment Pre-K program such as P.SJ.A.
It seems that I might have a window by exploiting the military family "option"
The groundbreaking passage of House Bill 1, which expands pre-k access to children of military personnel, would not have been possible without strong support from its sponsors: Representatives Lois Kolkhorst, Dianne Delisi, Dennis Bonnen, Toby Goodman, Gene Seaman, Joe Straus, Veronica Gonzales, Aaron Pena*, Mark Strama, Carlos Uresti, and Michael Villarreal; Senators Kip Averitt, Florence Shapiro, Steve Ogden, Judith Zaffirini, Leticia Van de Putte, and Eliot Shapleigh. This bipartisan group of legislators understands the importance of pre-k, and the passage of this bill represents significant progress towards providing voluntary pre-k for all of Texas's children.