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Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval Form for 2023-2024 school year now available

The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval Form for the 2023-2024 School Year is now available on KSDE’s Preschool Programming Webpage, along with the 2023-2024 Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program Requirements and Assurances. 

These approval forms must be submitted no later than April 3.  

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) invites school districts to submit approval forms to provide preschool services to children at risk of entering kindergarten socially, emotionally or academically unprepared for success. 

In districts operating approved programs, 3- and 4-year-old students who meet an at-risk criterion for the Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program and who are enrolled and attending on Count Day (Sept. 20) will automatically count as a half student (0.5 full-time equivalent) in calculating a district’s enrollment and accompanying weightings. 

For any assistance in completing the Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval Form or for any questions regarding the Preschool-Aged At-Risk Funding, email Natalie McClane at nmcclane@ksde.org or call her at (785) 296-5081.  

Note that Preschool-Aged At-Risk (school finance formula) funding is separate from the Kansas Preschool Pilot grant program. The NNovember 10 KSDEweekly update “Preschool Funding Resources for 2023-2024” includes more information regarding the Kansas Preschool Pilot grant. 

Kansas Preschool Pilot renewal grant applications for 2023-2024 are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. 

Posted: Jan 5, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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