If a school district has 15 or more eligible children, it must offer a free half day of prekindergarten to those children.
A district may charge tuition to provide:
- an additional half day of prekindergarten classes to those children who are eligible for free prekindergarten classes; and
- half-day and full-day prekindergarten classes to children who are ineligible for free prekindergarten classes.
If a district charges tuition:
- the tuition may not be higher than is necessary to cover the added costs of providing the additional prekindergarten classes, including any costs associated with data collection and reporting requirements; and
- the district must submit a proposed tuition rate to the commissioner for approval annually. See the Sample Proposed Tuition Rate Letter (PDF 17 KB).
For more information on free prekindergarten eligibility, please see section 7 of the most recent Student Attendance Accounting Handbook.
Allowable Prekindergarten Tuition Rates
For additional information, contact:
Office of School Finance
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