Administrative Procedure 300

School Entrance Age

Background

It is necessary to set a minimum age for entrance into kindergarten and grade 1 in schools within the District.

Procedures

  1. Children may begin kindergarten in a school within the District in September if they are five (5) years of age by the end of the following February.
  2. Children may begin grade 1 in September if they are six (6) years of age by the end of the following February.
  3. Proof of age, presented in the form of a birth certificate or other official document acceptable to the Principal, is required at the start of kindergarten and may be requested at the start of grade 1 in the case of a student new to a school.

Adopted:

December 17, 1974

Amended:

April 10, 2000; November 28, 2011; July 2016, September 21, 2016

Reference:

Section 3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 30, 44, 45, 45.1, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Cross References:

Policy 13 Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

AP 390 Student Appeals