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2020-2021 Pre-K Enrollment

visd pre-k tuition based applications available february 10
 
Applications for 2020-2021Tuition-Based Pre-K are now available!
Tuition-Based Enrollment (Four Year Old Students)
 
Children who are four years old on or before September 1st of the year for which he/she would be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten, are current on required immunizations and do not qualify for either the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) or the State-Funded pre-kindergarten program provided for qualifying students, are eligible to enroll in the Tuition-Based pre-kindergarten program. 
 
Annual Tuition Cost for 2020-2021: $3,600 -- can be paid annually, by semester, or in monthly installments. 
 
Parents/guardians of Pre-kindergarten children approved to participate in the Tuition-Based program should register online prior to the start of the upcoming school year during which the child will begin pre-kindergarten.
 
For additional information regarding Pre-K, call the Early Childhood Department at 361-788-2890.
Tuition-Based Applications
**NEW** -- VISD now has online applications available for easy submission. Follow the links below to access the application and parent agreement:
You may also print out the applications below and have them faxed(361-788-9302), mailed (VISD Federal Programs,102 Profit Drive Victoria, TX 77902), or hand delivered.
State-Funded Enrollment (Four Year Old Students)

All 14 VISD elementary schools offer pre-kindergarten for eligible four-year-olds. To be enrolled in a state-funded pre-kindergarten program, a child must provide satisfactory evidence of required immunizations AND be four years old by September 1st of the year for which he/she would be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten as well as meet one of the following five criteria:

  • Limited English Proficient; as determined by campus-based testing or
  • Homeless as defined by 42 U.S.C. 11435(2) or
  • Eligible to participate in the National Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program, or Pre-K Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019-2020
  • A child of an "Active" member of the armed forces of the United States. This includes members who are on active duty, activated/mobilized, missing in action, injured or killed while serving on active duty. Eligible four-year-olds under this category have priority for enrollment, or
  • A child who has been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing, or
  • A child of a Star of Texas Award recipient.
Parents/guardians of pre-kindergarten eligible students should register online for the school in his/her attendance zone (see "Attendance Zones") prior to the start of the upcoming school year during which the child will begin pre-kindergarten. Parent/guardian will be required to present necessary additional enrollment information at that time. For additional information regarding Pre-K, call the Early Childhood Department at 361-788-2890.

 
Enrollment Documents Required for New Students


To enroll a child in school, it is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to complete enrollment using the online registration system and to provide the following documents to the school:

  1. Student identification to verify student's identity (one of the following):
    • Birth Certificate
    • Hospital Birth Record
    • Passport
    • School ID card, records, or report card from school most recently attended.
    • Military ID
    • Adoption Records
    • Church Baptismal Record
    • Any other legal document that establishes identity
  2. Proof of Residency (verified by District personnel)—recent utility bill (electric, gas, or water) from last 30 days showing the residential service address; rental lease agreement; recent rent receipts; or home purchase contract. 
  3. Child's current immunizations records signed by a doctor.
    • In the case of a student entering the District from another state or country outside the United States, proof of immunization will be required at the time of admittance.
    • For more information about required immunizations, see or call Health Services at 361-788-9331 or click to view immunization requirements.
  4. Social Security Card (optional)
    • If the student does not have a Social Security number, VISD will assign a state-approved alternative student identification number.
  5. School records from the school most recently attended by the child (if available)
  6. Parent/Guardian's Photo Identification (valid driver’s licence or state-issued identification card)
  7. Any court order in existence that pertains to the child (as applicable).
  8. Proof of eligibility (only for state-funded pre-k students)
  9. Power of Attorney—only required if student lives with someone other than his/her parent/legal guardian
  10. Determination of Residency—only required if parent and student live with someone else at their residence.

Although enrollment shall not be denied solely on the basis of failure to provide these records, the District shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agency before the 31st day after the person fails to comply. 

NOTE:  Furnishing false information is a criminal offense under Penal Code 37.10.

Enrolling at the Appropriate Campus


Although there are some exceptions, a student is required to attend the school appropriate for the student's grade level and within the attendance zone in which the student's parent/guardian resides (see "Attendance Zones"). Proof of residency will be requested and reviewed to determine whether a student is eligible for admission at that school and if not, then the parent will be instructed as to which school the child must enroll at. Reference FDB-R.

The exceptions are as follows:

  • District Approved Transfers (as outlined in the section entitled "Student Transfers")
  • Homeless Students (more information found at "Family & KIDZConnection Center") TEC 25.001 (b)(5):
    • Students qualifying as homeless may attend their school of origin or their neighborhood school in accordance with FDC(LEGAL). Students who meet the ESSA definition of "homeless" [McKinney-Vento Act 42 U.S.C. 11435(2)] have the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have required documents, such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documents. The school shall immediately contact the last school attended to obtain relevant academic and other records. If the child needs to obtain immunization, or immunization or medical records, the enrolling school shall immediately refer the child's parent or guardian to the District's homeless liaison for assistance. If a family must relocate, parents/guardians of students in homeless situations can keep their child enrolled in the school of origin OR enroll at the neighborhood school assigned to that school attendance area. Students can stay in their school of origin the entire time they are homeless and until the end of any academic year in which they move to permanent housing. For more information, please contact your school's parent liaison or call the District Homeless Liaison at 361-788-9909.
Students Enrolled in Violation of Board Policy
 

A student who enrolls in a school other than the one that serves the student's attendance zone without an approved transfer OR falsely as a homeless student shall be subject to immediate return to the designated neighborhood campus.