DOE to streamline pre-K application process
Parents preparing to enroll their kids in pre-kindergarten could soon have the same timetable, same deadline and same application to streamline the process.
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is proposing a standardized approach in an effort to make the family-to-school transition friendlier.
Under the plan, every parent would receive the same application and directories to programs, including those run by community-based organizations, in March. Parents would have until the end of May to accept or decline acceptance offers.
Every child who turns 4 by the end of this year is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten. Klein expects the plan, if approved, to expand to kindergarten next year.
The Brooklyn meeting will take place Jan. 30 at Brooklyn Tech High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.