Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1. Up until now, the cutoff was October 1.
The 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. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year, for which schools will soon be registering students.
However, for children turning 5 between August 2 and October 1, parents/caretakers may request an early enrollment option for those students. Under KRS 158.030, districts must establish a policy for an early enrollment that includes an evaluation process to determine the child's readiness for school. Logan County Schools has such policy and parents/guardians may request an Early Entrance Kindergarten application. All applications must be submitted to the District Office no later than March 1 for consideration and to schedule the early entrance screening dates.
District registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will take place on February 6th and 7th at each elementary school from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Parents should bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, credit card bill, etc.). Parents may also bring copies of immunization records, or any other required document.
Additional guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education on Early Entrance into Kindergarten can be found HERE or you may contact your local elementary school.