Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.1532
Prekindergarten Program Requirements


(a)

A school district’s prekindergarten program shall be designed to develop skills necessary for success in the regular public school curriculum, including language, mathematics, and social skills.

(b)

If a school district contracts with a private entity for the operation of the district’s prekindergarten program, the program must at a minimum comply with the applicable child-care licensing standards adopted by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services under Section 42.042 (Rules and Standards), Human Resources Code.

(c)

A school district that offers prekindergarten classes shall include the following information in the district’s Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) report:

(1)

demographic information, as determined by the commissioner, on students enrolled in district and campus prekindergarten classes, including the number of students who are eligible for classes under Section 29.153 (Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children);

(2)

the numbers of half-day and full-day prekindergarten classes offered by the district and campus;

(3)

the number of half-day prekindergarten classes for which the district has received an exemption from full-day operation under Section 29.153 (Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children)(d);

(4)

the sources of funding for the prekindergarten classes;

(5)

the class size and ratio of instructional staff to students for each prekindergarten program class offered by the district and campus;

(6)

if the district elects to administer an assessment instrument under Section 29.169 (Program Evaluation) to students enrolled in district and campus prekindergarten program classes, a description and the results of each type of assessment instrument; and

(7)

curricula used in the district’s prekindergarten program classes.

(d)

Information required under this section to be included in a school district’s Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) report may not be used for purposes of determining a district’s accreditation or a campus or district performance rating under Subchapter C (Accreditation Status), Chapter 39 (Public School System Accountability).
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 596, Sec. 1, eff. June 11, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 142 (H.B. 4), Sec. 4, eff. May 28, 2015.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 2.021, eff. June 12, 2019.
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