• Forney ISD will host a public meeting to consider proposals for Pre-K/Daycare programs to subsidize full-day Pre-K. The meeting will be on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in the Board Room of the Forney ISD Administration building. Proposals must meet all of the requirements listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Judy Webber at jawebber@forneyisd.net.

    Before a district or open-enrollment charter school may construct, repurpose, or lease a classroom facility or issue bonds for the construction or repurposing of a classroom facility, the district or school must solicit and consider proposals for partnerships with public or private community-based providers who meet one of the following eligibility 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 Section 29.1532
      • Section 29.1532: 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, Human Resources Code

    If an LEA contracts with a private entity for the operation of the LEAs prekindergarten program for three-year-olds, the provider must at a minimum comply with the applicable child care licensing standards adopted by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services under Human Resources Code 42.042.

    If an LEA contracts with a private provider for the operation of the LEAs prekindergarten program for four-year-olds, the private provider must be licensed by and in good standing with the Department of Family and Protective Services. The private provider must also: 

    1) be accredited by a research-based, nationally recognized, and universally accessible accreditation system approved by the commissioner;

    2) be a Texas Rising Star Program provider with a three-star certification or higher;

    3) be a Texas School Ready! participant;

    4) have an existing partnership with a school district to provide a prekindergarten not provided under the subchapter; or

    5) be accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.

    TEC 29.171(b)