State compulsory attendance laws generally require all children who have reached age six on or before September 1, and have not reached age 18, to attend school each day school is in session. A student who is younger than six and has never been enrolled in the first grade is not required to attend school: however, once a parent enrolls a child in kindergarten or pre-kindergarten, the child is required to attend school during the time that they are enrolled.
Birdville ISD offers Prekindergarten programs for children who are 3 and 4 year olds who meet eligibility qualifications. The half-day program is provided for children who are:
3 or 4 years of age by September 1 and meet eligibility as
- limited English proficient, or
- economically disadvantaged, or
- homeless, or
- child who is or ever has been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing