Running Start Kindergarten

Running Start Kindergarten

Bozeman Public Schools Running Start Kindergarten will be offered free to children who have turned 4 years of age by September 10 of the school year in which enrollment is to occur and meet the income eligibility guidelines. The District currently has a Running Start Kindergarten classroom in both Whittier and Hyalite Elementary Schools.

Our Running Start Kindergarten Program involves families as well as the attending child. Parent support is vital to the success of the program and families are encouraged to volunteer time to the program. This can include: helping in the classroom, preparing activities at home, serving on parent committees, etc. Upon acceptance into a program, your family will receive Family Support services, which include setting goals toward strengthening the family.

How to Apply for the Running Start Kindergarten Program

Income: Yearly income must be reported for all adults living in the household. If the child is split equally between both parents, both households will need to provide income verification. Examples of acceptable proof of income include: 1040 tax return, past three months of check stubs, W-2 forms, unemployment, child support, university grants, SSI, or TANF.

Occupancy of Household: Provide total number of adults and children living in the household. If the child is split equally between both parents, both households will need to provide total occupancy.

What Happens Next?

If the yearly household income qualifies under the eligibility guidelines, the parents will be contacted with instructions for completing the online enrollment process and providing the necessary enrollment documents.

Please mail or drop off your income verification documentation to:
Enrollment Office, Room 133
Bozeman Public Schools
404 W Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Secretary at 406-522-6005

Link to District Policy #3111

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