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ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-08-060

Date Created : 03/05/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
New Enrollment Age for Kindergarten Students

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-18-207, as amended by Act of 2007

Contact Person:
Dee Cox

Phone Number:
501-683-5300

E-mail:
dee.cox@arkansas.gov

Act 462 of the Regular Session of the 86th Arkansas General Assembly (2007) changed the age of enrollment for kindergarten students entering public schools.

For the 2009-2010 school year, students may enter kindergarten in the public schools of Arkansas if the student will attain the age of five (5) years on or before September 1, 2009; for the 2010-2011 school year, students may enter kindergarten in the public schools of Arkansas if the student will attain the age of five (5) years on or before August 15, 2010; and for the 2011-2012 school year and afterwards, students may enter kindergarten in the public schools of Arkansas if the student will attain the age of five (5) years on or before August 1 of the year the student is seeking initial enrollment.

Act 462 of 2007 is attached.

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