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Clarification on kindergarten enrollment

Please be advised that contrary to earlier reporting, the General Assembly changed Indiana law to enable school districts that choose to enroll students who are younger than 5 years old by Aug. 1 (under an early entry appeals process in existing law) to receive funding for those students if they turn 5 by September 1, 2019 or by October 1, 2020. 

The law dealing with the date for kindergarten enrollment (age 5 by Aug. 1) did not change.

What changed was the ability to receive funding for certain students if the school district elects to admit students under an early entrance appeal.

For additional questions, please contact Gail Zeheralis at