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File #: 21-3155   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 5/12/2021
Posting Language: Pre-K 4 SA program overview and briefing on the Pre-K 4 SA FY 2022 Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. [Alejandra Lopez, Assistant City Manager; Sarah Baray, Ph.D., CEO, Pre-K 4 SA]
Attachments: 1. Pre-K 4 SA FY 2022 Adopted_Personnel Complement, 2. Pre-K 4 SA FY 2022 Proposed_Fund Schedule, 3. Staff Presentation
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Pre-K 4 SA FY 2022 Budget


During the May 12, 2021 "B" Session, staff will present a program overview and briefing on the Pre-K 4 SA FY 2022 Proposed Amended Budget to be considered by the Pre-K 4 SA Board of Directors on May 13, 2021. The Council is scheduled to consider approving the FY 2022 Pre-K 4 SA Adopted Budget on May 20, 2021 as required by the Corporation bylaws.


In August 2012, City Council authorized the creation of the San Antonio Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation for the purposes of increasing literacy through high quality early childhood education in accordance with Chapter 379A of the Texas Local Government Code, known as the Better Jobs Act. In November 2012, San Antonio voters approved a 1/8th of a cent sales tax for the benefit of the Corporation to fund the Pre-K 4 SA Initiative for an initial eight-year period. In November 2020, voters approved a reauthorization of the 1/8th of a cent sales tax for an additional eight-year period, funding the program through 2029.

The program increases the quality of early learning in San Antonio using a four-pronged approach: education centers, professional learning, family engagement, and competitive grants. Each year, 2,000 children are served directly at the four education centers and the program additionally supports more than 56,000 children through professional learning and competitive grants.

Pre-K 4 SA is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors appointed by City Council. Board Members serve two-year staggered terms. The program is self-supported with a 1/8 cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, and reauthorized in 2020. The program does not receive any revenue from the City's General Fund.

Independent evaluations demonstrate that San Antonio's investment in high quality early learning has had a positive effe...

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