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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 …}}
The District is currently inviting early learning centers in the KISD boundaries to an informational meeting about a possible partnership with KISD.??
KISD has issued the following open invitation.?
Dear Day-Care Provider,?
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:

? 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.


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:

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

Kennedale, TX 76060

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

Kennedale Proud,

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

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