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.