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Kindergarten Cut-Off for Public School is Changing....

posted Oct 5, 2011, 1:47 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
This shift has been in the works for awhile - but the changes begin this year. 

Have you heard of the recent changes in the Kindergarten entry cutoff date?
The Kindergarten Readiness Act (Senate Bill 1381) is a law that changes the Kindergarten entry-age inCalifornia. During this current school year (2011-12) students have to be five years old on or by December 2nd. The law will progressively push the cutoff to five years old by September 1st of 2014-15 and onward.The law will take effect starting next school year (2012-2013).

The child must be five years of age on or before:

December 2 for the 2011-12 school year,
November 1 for the 2012-13 school year,
October 1 for the 2013-14 school year and
September 1 for the 2014-15 school year and each school year thereafter.
The Kindergarten Readiness Act provides a Transitional Kindergarten option for those students who fall within the dates listed above and the cutoff of December 2.
Please CLICK HERE for a detailed FAQ on Transitional Kindergarten.
More information to follow on school options and assignments for TK.