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Prekindergarten Partnership Opportunity with KISD

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The Kennedale Independent School District is preparing for an a full day pre-k program for qualifying students for next school year. {{more: continue …}}
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The District is currently inviting early learning centers in the KISD boundaries to an informational meeting about a possible partnership with KISD.??
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KISD has issued the following open invitation.?
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Dear Day-Care Provider,?
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We invite you to join us for a public meeting in Kennedale ISD at 5 p.m. on November 18, 2019 to discuss a prekindergarten partnership opportunity with KISD. Per the requirements of Senate Bill 3, public school districts must begin offering a full-day prekindergarten program for qualifying students. To meet the demands of this legislation, districts may choose to partner with community-based early learning centers that meet the requirements outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Early learning centers interested in partnering with Kennedale ISD to provide a full-day prekindergarten program during the 2020-2021 school year must meet at least one of the following requirements:

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? Are a Texas Rising Star program provider with a three-star certification or higher;
? Are nationally accredited;
? Are a Head Start program provider;
? Are a Texas School Ready! Participant;

? Meet the requirements under Texas Education Code Section ?29.1532, which must at a minimum comply with the applicable childcare licensing standards adopted by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services under Section 42.042, Human Resources Code.

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If your early learning center meets any of the above requirements and you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to partner with Kennedale ISD, please join us at 5 p.m. on November 18 at the address listed below:

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Kennedale Independent School District Staff Development Room
140 W. Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

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We look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity.

Kennedale Proud,

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Julie Vu, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum and Student Services
817.563.8087

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