Program Overview

Reauthorization for Pre-K 4 SA will be part of the ballot on Nov. 3rd, 2020.

The Keep Pre-K 4 SA Campaign is a separately run political action committee.

In November 2012, citizens of San Antonio said “YES” to investing in four-year-olds and to the collection of a 1/8 cent sales tax to fund Pre-K 4 SA.

When reauthorized, Pre-K 4 SA will continue to serve 2,000 children in Pre-K 4 SA Education Centers and expand to serve an additional 3,000 middle class families earning up to $65,000 a year.

Long-Term Student Impact

Pre-K 4 SA students have BETTER 3rd GRA math, reading SCORES and ATTENDANCE.*

Source: UTSA Urban Education Institute Initial Impact Study of Pre-K 4 SA *

Expanding Access and Quality

Within the first 8 years Pre-K 4 SA will have awarded $21 MILLION in grants—supporting 13,000 STUDENTS and impacting 198* SCHOOLS.

*2016 – 2021

Developing Teachers

Each year Pre-K 4 SA provides 10,000 HOURS of free professional learning to 2,000 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS in San Antonio.

Pre-K 4 SA is a recognized, TEA Authorized Provider of HB3 Reading Academies

Strengthening Families

Supporting the entire family helps build a successful learning foundation—78.9% of parents taught letters, words, and numbers, 72.4% of parents played games, sports or exercised with kids, 69.1% of parents told stories.

Election Day — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline — Monday, October 5, 2020

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance — Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by mail — Friday, October 23, 2020

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance — Friday, October 30, 2020

Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

No New Taxes. 1/8 of a penny.

No New Taxes

The referendum proposes dedicating a 1/8 cent from the sales tax penny. This is a continuation of an existing sales and use tax resulting in no net tax increase.