Greater Clark County Schools is pleased to announce that there will be a preschool class in every elementary building for the 2015-16 school year. Each preschool will have a morning session and an afternoon session, five (5) days a week for 2½ hours per day. Each session will have approximately 16 students and be taught by a certified teacher.
The Greater Clark Preschool program is an integrated program serving students with special needs, low-income students, and a limited number of typical peers. Typical peers are selected based on age, with preference given to children closest to Kindergarten age. Transportation is provided to students with special needs and students of low income. For all other students, parents must provide transportation to and from preschool.
In order to attend preschool, the child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2015. If the child is 5 years old by August 1, 2015, he/she is eligible for Kindergarten and is not eligible for preschool. Children attending preschool must attend the one at their home school. Proof of residency will be required in August.
There is a fee of $150 for each child in preschool due at the time of registration. Students who are eligible for reduced lunch are able to pay $75 at the time of registration and pay the balance throughout the school year.
If a child is eligible for free lunch, the supply fee will not have to be paid and transportation to and from preschool will be provided.
To determine if a child is eligible for free/reduced lunch, the parent must complete the Free/Reduced Lunch application. Free/Reduced Lunch applications and preschool applications are available at each elementary school. Completed forms should be returned to the student’s home elementary school or to the Administration Building.
Letters will be sent to all applicants the week of June 15 to inform parents if their child has a slot in preschool, or will be placed on the waiting list.