The district said that by running the programs themselves they could better tailor the curriculum to match what was being taught in the classrooms and provide a revenue stream.
Officials said in its first year under RISD management the program raised only about $350,000 -- though much loftier expectations are held for next year where $1.7 million is expected.
In 2009-10, the district will add 17 more campuses to its program, bringing the total to 32 elementary schools.
The latest news from around North Texas.
The programs are funded by federal grants and a sliding scale of fees covered by parents who may pay as much as $60 per week, per child. Disadvantaged families are expected to pay about half that amount.