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Age of Admission

Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students. The legal evidences of age, in order of desirability, are a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, immigration certificate, Bible record, or affidavit from the parent/guardian.

A child who will reach the age of five on or before:

* June 1 through September 30 in the 2013/14 school year

* June 1 through August 31 in the 2014/15 school year and

* Each year there after shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten at the beginning of that school year or at any later time in the same year (Education Code 48000)

A child who will reach the age of five on or before:

* June 1 through September 30 in the 2013/14 school year

* June 1 through August 31 in the 2014/15 school year and

Each year there after shall be eligible for enrollment in the district pre-kindergarten summer program (Education Code 48000)

A child who will have reached the age of six years on or before:

* June 1 through September 30 in the 2013/14 school year

* June 1 through August 31 in the 2014/15 school year and

* Each year there after or has completed kindergarten (Education Code 48010)shall be eligible for enrollment in the first grade (Education Code 48010)

Transition Kindergarten

It is the recommendation of the district that children, who turn five between June 1 through December 31 of each year be enrolled in transition kindergarten, however a parent request for placement in kindergarten will be honored for children who turn 5 between:

* June 1 and October 31 in the 2012/13 school year

* June 1 through September 30 in the 2013/14 school year

* June 1 through August 31 in the 2014/15 school year and

* Each year there after

Early Entry to Kindergarten

A child who becomes five years old after 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)

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

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California

revised: January 24, 2012