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State-Mandated Prekindergarten Program (Full Day)

Comal ISD’s Prekindergarten program is a state-mandated program located at central campus locations in the district. To be eligible for enrollment in the state-mandated, Pre-K program, a child must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year (cannot already be 5 years old, and it is not provided to 3 year old students). Students must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language: or
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (Qualify for free/reduced lunch) please see below for IEGs; or
  • Be homeless, as defined by 43 U.S.C. Section 11302; or
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services following an adversary hearing under Family Code 262.201; or
  • 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).
For details on  Pre-k Enrollment, please visit our 2023-2024 Early Enrollment Site

Income Eligibility Guidelines

They are effective from July 1 through June 30 every year.

What are the required documents for registration?

  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Photo Identification of parent/guardian enrolling student. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's License, Passport, DPS Issued ID Card, or Military ID.
  • Childs Social Security number
  • Current immunization record signed by a physician
  • 1 Proof of Residency in Comal ISD such as a current electric bill or copy of the lease. Please note that the proof must be dated within 30 days of start of school.
  • Proof of income (check stub must be dated within 60 days of the first day of school)

At least one of the following may be required to determine eligibility:

Language:
  • A home language survey
  • Proof that the student's score on the English oral language proficiency test is below the level designated for indicating English proficiency
  • Documentation of the Language Proficiency Committee’s identification of the student as an English Learner
Active-duty military:
  • Documentation that a district employee verified the student’s U.S. Department of Defense photo identification for children of active duty service members
  • A statement of service from the installation adjutant general director of human resources for children of active members, mobilized reservists, or members of the Texas National Guard
  • For children of service members who died or were killed, a copy of the death certificate using the service-appropriate DoD form or a DoD form that indicates death as the reason for the separation from service
  • A copy of Purple Heart orders or citation for children of service members, mobilized reservists, or guardsmen who were wounded or injured in combat.
  • Documentation that a service member is MIA for children of service members who are MIA
Foster Care: Verification Letter of Prekindergarten Eligibility from Department of Family Protective Services
 
Proof of income – a pay stub dated within 60 days of first day of school, current TANF, or current SNAP eligibility letter

Star of Texas Award: resolution (certificate)
 

Full-Day Program Locations: 7:35 am - 3:10 pm

Arlon Seay Elementary
ASES, BBES, JRES, and RBES attendance zones
(Bilingual Campus)
 
Clear Spring Elementary
CSES and FES attendance zones
(Bilingual Campus)
 
Comal Creek Elementary (NEW)
CCES attendance zone
 
Farias-Spitzer Elementary (NEW)
FSES attendance zone
 
Goodwin Frazier Elementary
GFES, HLES and OCES attendance zones
 
Kinder Ranch Elementary
KRES, SES, TPES, ISES attendance zones
(Bilingual Campus)
 
Morningside Elementary
MES and GRES attendance zones
(Bilingual Campus)
 
Mountain Valley Elementary (NEW)
MVES attendance zone
 
Rebecca Creek Elementary
RCES attendance zone
 
Startzville Elementary
STZES attendance zone
 
Bus transportation is not provided for prekindergarten students. Parents or guardians must provide transportation to and from school, unless: 
  • In the case a student is attending the Pre-K program at their home campus and the student's physical address is eligible for transportation, you may qualify for service.  
  • Bus and boundaries information can be found on our district transportation website. https://www.comalisd.org/apps/pages/transportation/home

Please note that due to the limited number of spaces and capacity in each classroom, campus placement is determined by availability at the time of your completed registration process.  In the event that a student’s zoned campus is full, the student may be redirected to a campus outside of their attendance zone.  Each student’s campus of attendance will be confirmed once the registration process is complete. 

The school hours are from 7:35 am to 3:10 pm.
 
Prekindergarten is not a mandatory program. However, if your child qualifies and is enrolled, he/she is subject to compulsory attendance law. Your child must attend school each day, Monday - Friday. Prekindergarten is a full-day program.
No. After school care or SACC is not available for Pre-K students due to the fact we do not have staff after hours to accommodate 4-year-olds under the Department of Family Services. 
Yes, you can find the 2023-2024 school calendar on the CISD website by clicking here.
Curriculum for Pre-K students will follow state Pre-K guidelines for curriculum.  Students will explore a variety of themes through hands on learning activities.  The daily schedule includes a rest period and outside time. 
 
The schedule includes time for math, literacy, science, social studies, music & movement, snack, and rest time.
 
Rest time is built in daily for students to nap or relax with a book.
 
State Prekindergarten resources:  Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
High quality program with certified teachers in every classroom specifically trained to work with young children
 
Curriculum is directly aligned to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Pre-K Guidelines
 
Focused on developing children academically, physically, and socially
 
Child-centered, hands-on learning
 
Full school day programming from 7:35 am - 3:10 pm
You may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals if you complete the required paperwork and qualify based on national guidelines and eligibility requirements.  See 2023-24 Income Eligibility Guidelines for Pre-K requirements above.
Not every campus is a Bilingual/Dual Language campus. 
 
The following list identifies centralized locations that offer bilingual services:
  • Arlon Seay Elementary
  • Clear Spring Elementary
  • Kinder Ranch Elementary
  • Morningside Elementary
 
As a reminder, students must meet criteria to be eligible for the Pre-K Bilingual/Dual Language program.