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Now Enrolling 4 Year Old At Risk Preschool

Posted Date: 04/05/2019

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The Burlington Unified School District #244 is anticipating a grant to provide an “At Risk” preschool program for 4 year old children. This program will be held in conjunction with the USD #244 Special Education Preschool program.

Children will ONLY be enrolled based on criteria specified in the grant and by adhering to school guidelines.

Applications can be picked up at USD #244 District Office located at 200 S. 6th Street, Burlington; or mailed directly to you by calling Christy Hess at 620-364-5151 ext. 3110.

PROGRAM GUIDELINES (subject to change per State guidelines for the 2019/2020 school year)
Four-year old at-risk children must be 4 years of age on or before August 31st, AND be identified using at least one of the following criteria:

  • Developmentally or academically delayed based on validated assessments completed by USD #244 staff;
  • Single Parent Families (at the time of enrollment the custodial parent is unmarried);
  • SRS Referral (reason for referral must be documented and signed by the SRS agent);
  • Teen Parents (at least one parent was a teen when the child was born);
  • Either parent is lacking a high school diploma or GED;
  • Children qualifying for migrant status;
  • Limited English Proficiency;
  • Income Level – Acceptance is contingent upon whether you meet the state guidelines for Free Lunch benefits. This will be verified once you have completed an application for Child Nutrition Program Benefits.

In addition…

  • Your child MUST have participated in a FREE early childhood screening on April 12 or  August 5. Contact Christy Hess at 620/364.5151 ext. 3110 to schedule your appointment.

Applications should be turned in at the Coffey County Special Education Cooperative
between now and May 15,  with notification of acceptance by August 6th. Space is limited
in the program and acceptance will be based on a weighted scale of the criteria requirements.

NOTE: Transportation will be provided to and from the preschool program.

For more information please call Christy Hess, at (620) 364-5151 Ext. 3110.  Click here to dowload an application.

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Burlington USD 244
200 S 6th St.
Burlington, Kansas 66839

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