The Texas Education Agency is taking steps to re-distribute funding for the state's Pre-K system, and your child's education could be affected.
As of January second, Texas' Pre-K grant program is expected to undergo drastic funding changes. Hundreds of pre-school classes across the state might look very different in just a few months. That's because several full day programs could lose some of their funding under the new Pre-K grant. It's all part of an effort to spread the wealth among all the state's pre-k programs, which means taking money from fully funded programs and giving it to programs who have never received money before.
State Senator Kel Seliger says, "Pre-K is valuable. It's valuable in the education process of young people and it's valuable in communities." Which is exactly why there's a bi-partisan legislative effort to give $600 million back to high performing schools which would be losing money when the grant changes. Seliger says, "There has to be some definition to what is a high performing school district. Are all those high performing districts in areas that are wealthy school districts or urban districts?"