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Tuition-Free Pre-K Qualification Documents

Families, please know that in addition to presenting Qualification Documents you must also provide the district with all of the Registration Documents listed here.


Qualification Method


Documentation Required

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who qualify based upon based upon the household’s paycheck stubs MUST complete the Food Service application beginning in August 2021  and show Free/Reduced lunch status

Student meets the income guidelines to qualify for the national free/reduced lunch program

Last 3 paycheck stubs for ALL adults who are working in the household


SNAP/TANF Award letter with student’s name and current dates


Affidavit of No Income

English Language Learner

Student is unable to speak and comprehend the English language

Home Language Survey indicating anything other than English/English 


Oral testing that indicates need for services

Homeless under McKinney-Vento

Student is living in a temporary living situation due to emergency loss of housing

McKinney-Vento form completed and sent to Damian Patton

Dependent of an Active Duty member (includes injured or killed)

Student is a dependent of an active duty member of the armed forces or is a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed in action

Military ID 


Department of Defense Letter indicating benefits for injury or MIA/KIA

Currently or Formerly in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

(aka Foster Care)

Student has previously been in the care of the Texas DFPS or is currently in the care of Texas DFPS

Texas DFPS Letter 


Current DFPS Placement Paperwork

Dependent of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award

Student is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer/firefighter, or emergency medical first responder

Certificate of Start of Texas 


Name listed in registry database

District staff can assist families in need of additional documents for those who qualify in other ways such as English as a second language, and military service and homeless families.

More information is available on the Texas Education Agency website.