Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: JEB

Kindergarten Enrollment Eligibility

Any person having control of a child, who is at least six years old by the first day of September, shall cause the child to regularly attend some public or nonpublic school for the entire school year.

Any child who is five years old on the first day of September is eligible for enrollment in kindergarten or junior kindergarten during that school year. All children shall attend kindergarten prior to age seven. Any child who transfers from another state and was already enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade may proceed in a continuous educational program without interruption, even if the child has not previously attended kindergarten.

Parents enrolling a student in the School District for the first time shall provide a certified copy of the student’s birth record, which will be retained in the student's cumulative folder.

The kindergarten term shall follow the Board approved school year calendar and hours unless a child in need of special education or special education and related services is determined to need an alternate schedule through the Individual Education Program (IEP) team process.


Legal References:

13-27-1 Responsibility of person controlling child for school attendance - General education development test preparation program - Kindergarten – transfer from another state
13-28-2 Kindergarten enrollment eligibility - Transfer from another state


Policy   Board Action (formerly 5111)
Adopted 05-28-68 13052  
Amended 06-12-78 17643  
Amended 09-12-88 24286(D)  
Amended 02-25-02 30086  
Amended 06-14-10 35727  
Reviewed 11-10-14 37049  
Amended 02-10-20 38517