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Kindergarten Kick Off Dates Announced


Parents enrolling their children for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year are invited to attend an orientation and registration session at their child's zoned school.

 

The dates, times and locations are...

 

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Elementary Schools Director Dr. Ann Griffin reviewed a state law (House Bill 2566) passed last year that impacts the age of children starting kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Previously, children could enroll in kindergarten if they turned five years old by Sept. 30. The new law now requires that children be five by Aug. 31 for the 2013-14 school year, and five by Aug. 15 for the 2014-15 school year.

 

All students currently enrolled in a CMCSS Pre-K program will be allowed to enter kindergarten next school year regardless of when they turn five. That is also the case for the 2014-15 school year.  The law does not address enrollment age changes for pre-kindergarten.

 

The law also allows parents to appeal the attendance requirement by having the child assessed for kindergarten readiness only if he or she turns five after Aug. 31, and no later than Sept. 30.  A state consortium is presently working to develop the assessment and the guidelines.

 

Kindergarten kickoffs will be held between March and May at each of the elementary schools with information about the assessment.

 

According to data of students who would fall within that time period, about 200 students could be impacted by the new law.