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Burlingame SD |  AR  5111  Students

Age Of Admission   

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Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students. The legal evidences of age, in order of desirability may include: (Education Code 48002) a birth certificate or a statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth, a duly attested baptismal certificate, passport, Bible record, or affidavit from the parent/guardian.

Age of Admittance to Kindergarten and First Grade

At the beginning of each school year, the Superintendent or designee shall enroll any eligible child who will have his/her fifth or sixth birthday on or before September 1 of that year into kindergarten or first grade, as applicable. (Education Code 48000, 48010)

Entry to Transitional Kindergarten

Any child who will have his/her fifth birthday from September 2 through December 2 of the school year shall be offered a transitional kindergarten (TK) program in accordance with law and Board policy. (Education Code 48000)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6170.1 - Transitional Kindergarten)

Transitional Kindergarten shall be the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

A child may be admitted into kindergarten, with parental approval, at any time after his/her fifth birthday during the school year when the Superintendent or designee determines on a case-by-case basis that such admittance is in the child's best interests.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide parents/guardians with information as to the effects, advantages and disadvantages of early entry into kindergarten. (Education Code 48000)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Classroom space must be available, and the class size cap specified in certificated negotiated agreements may not be exceeded.

(cf. 6151 - Class Size)

(cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)


approved: April 23, 2013 Burlingame, California

revised: June 12, 2018