JEB, Early Entrance to Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade
About this Policy
Last revised: June 26, 2017
To ensure that the early years of a student’s education provide the solid foundation critical to ongoing academic success. Since the first years are so essential to a successful long-term educational experience, every effort is made to ensure that students entering prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade are ready to learn and be successful. Balancing current understanding of the long-term effects of early education with the unique needs of each student requires careful consideration. The Board of Education, in accordance with state regulation, holds that generally students are best served when they enter school at the ages research indicates is most conducive to long-term success. However, this policy and state regulation have prescribed the consideration of the individual needs of students for early entrance.