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BP 6170.1 - TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

Instruction > Board Policy 6170.1 - Transitional Kindergarten

The Board of Trustees desires to offer a high-quality transitional kindergarten program for eligible children who do not yet meet the minimum age criterion for kindergarten. The program shall assist children in developing the academic, social, and emotional skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

The district's transitional kindergarten shall be the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. Students who complete the transitional kindergarten program shall be eligible to continue in kindergarten the following school year. A student shall not attend more than two years in a combination of transitional kindergarten and kindergarten.


Eligibility

The district's transitional kindergarten program shall admit children whose fifth birthday lies between: (Education Code 48000)

  1. November 2 and December 2 in the 2012-13 school year

  2. October 2 and December 2 in the 2013-14 school year

  3. September 2 and December 2 in the 2014-15 school year and each school year thereafter

The Board of Trustees shall provide parents the option to accelerate implementation of the program prior to the dates specified in law, thus allowing children whose fifth birthday will be between September 1 and December 2 to enroll in transitional kindergarten prior to 2014-15.

Parents/guardians of eligible children shall be notified of the availability of this program and the age, residency, and any other enrollment requirements. Enrollment in the transitional kindergarten program shall be voluntary.


Acceleration/Retention/Continuance Regulations

By May of each year, Kindergarten age eligible children who are enrolled in transitional kindergarten, must have a continuance form (D-14) signed by a parent/guardian consenting to the child's enrollment in kindergarten the following school year.

 

Adopted: March 21, 2013
Evergreen School District, San Jose, California