• Forney ISD Pre-K

    The Forney ISD Pre-K program is available to students who turn 4 years old on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year.

    The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. Children are automatically eligible to attend pre-kindergarten if any of the following are met:

    • A child who is a member of a household receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, Food Distribution Program onIndian Reservations, State Medicaid programs, or similar income-tested programs or other source of information, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture (42 USC, §1758f)
    • A child who is an eligible participant in Head Start or Even Start
    • A child who is considered a migrant child
    • A child who is considered homeless
    • A child who is considered a runaway
    • A child who is a foster child.
    • A child who has a language other than English indicated on any portion of the Home Language Survey - (see Step 7 for the Home Language Survey)
    • A child’s parent is an active duty member of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard
    • A child’s parent or guardian is an activated or mobilized member of the reserve components of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard
    • A child with a parent or guardian that is uniformed active service member that is missing in action (MIA)
    • A child’s parent or guardian has been injured or killed while on active duty.
    • A child’s parent or guardian is a peace officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical first responder.
    Note: Documentation supporting the eligibility will be required.

    To qualify for prekindergarten, the following additional documents will be needed, depending on your child’s qualification:

    1. Proof of income
    2. earning statements for the preceding one month period
    3. SNAP letter that includes the student’s name and current dates
    4. Language- no additional documentation needed except for the Home Language Survey. Please note, your child will be scheduled to take an English proficiency test prior to being accepted into the prekindergarten program.
    5. Foster
      1. Proof that you are the foster parent of the child
    6. Homeless- email Tina Spain for needed documentation (Tina Spain)
    7. Military
      1. Proof of military qualification
    8. First Responder
      1. A copy of the Criminal Justice Division certificate awarded annually in September, or a letter from the first responder’s local representative.