Kindergarten Cutoff Date Changed

The Newport Independent Schools is reminding the community that beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the State of Kentucky has moved the kindergarten entry age to August 1.

Previously, the cutoff date was October 1.

According to a statement from the Kentucky Department of Education, the state General Assembly changed the law in 2012 based on the premise that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten and may not get off to a successful start. While the law was enacted five years ago, it takes effect next school year.

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