The Board of Education has approved a change to the age requirement to start Kindergarten. Students must now be 5 years old by August 1st, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Until the 2018-2019 school year, students may begin Kindergarten if they are 5 years old by September 30th or August 1st. The adjustment is being made to ensure children are developmentally prepared for the start of school. The change is not effective for the 2017-2018 school year, in order to give parents time to adjust to the new requirement.