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Hays CISD Expands Pre-K to Full Day and Increases the Number of Locations

decorative logo promoting all day pre-kl Hays CISD is excited to announce the district is expanding its Pre-K program to offer you and your child more! Beginning in August for the 2019-2020 school year the district will move from half-day to full-day Pre-K. Additionally, the district will increase the number of Pre-K service locations from seven to ten, so that more students can attend Pre-K at their home elementary campuses. Pre-K is an outstanding way to help your child prepare for kindergarten. If your child lives in any Hays CISD elementary school attendance zone and meets the federal guidelines to qualify for Pre-K, you can enroll your child for free.

Where can I find out more about Hays CISD Pre-K?


Pre-K Bash on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Simon Middle School from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM (click for flyer with more information - for Spanish, click here)

Why is Pre-K important?

Pre-K activities build the foundation of academic, social, and emotional skills needed for school success. Students who attend Pre-K are less likely to need to repeat a grade or receive intervention services. And, students who attend Pre-K have higher graduation rates and even higher wages as adults!

Will my child qualify?

To qualify, children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2019 and:

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be economically disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the 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
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority;
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code;
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer (3106.002), firefighter (3106.003), or emergency medical first responder (3106.004).

I’m ready to sign up:

If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements for Pre-K, visit beginning to pre-qualify and register for Pre-K. If you have any questions please feel free to contact