Voluntary PreK Enrollment Information
Registration will open May 6th for the 2022 - 2023 school year!
Enrollment Information for the Voluntary Pre-K Program
Please review the documents below needed to enroll your child, and have them ready when you begin the enrollment process. Applications will continue to be accepted at each school throughout the year.
Requirements for the Voluntary Pre-K Program
All documentation is due at the time of application (enrollment and Tier). *All required documentation must be submitted for the application to be considered complete. In addition to documentation for Tier status, parents are asked to provide the following to enroll child in school and complete the application:
COPY OF STATE ISSUED BIRTH CERTIFICATE (WE DO NOT ACCEPT MOTHER'S COPY)
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION/PHYSICAL EXAM FORM
COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION BY SCHOOL ENTRANCE DATE
COMPLETED Application for Income Eligibility form *Required for ALL applicants.
VPK Income Eligibility Form.pdf
Zero Income Self Certify Form or Declaration of Low to No Income Form
2022-2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Both elementary schools have two Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) classes: Meigs North Elementary & Meigs South Elementary. Students are accepted to a Pre-K class according to state requirements for Tier Classification (see bottom of page). Classroom spaces are filled in the order of the Tiers, following state guidelines. The Pre-K teachers and Pre-K Supervisor will decide on the eligibility status of all children and notify parents. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the school year for all Tiers and applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
Meigs County Voluntary Pre-K Program Qualification Guidelines
Tier I (Given first consideration):
Family meets income eligibility guidelines (TCA 49-6-101-110) (Documentation required for proof: Parent 1040 or DHS Program Participation benefit letter for Food Stamps, Families First, etc.)
Children of parents fatally wounded in active military duty
Children living in a single parent home, children whose parents are military deployed in active duty, children of a disabled veteran (50% disabled or more with documentation), children of teen parents, children of parents with limited education, children in the temporary, permanent, or long term care of family or guardian (court documentation required)
* Senate Bill 1022
a) Each LEA is authorized to and may provide for enrollment in prekindergarten programs for any at-risk child residing in the geographic area served by the LEA who is four (4) years of age, or who will become four (4) years of age, on or before August 15. Any child may enroll in a program when an insufficient number of at-risk children are enrolled to fill a specific classroom.
Standards & Regulations for PreK Program