Action Alert – Kindergarten Entry Date
The Michigan legislature is currently considering and leaning toward moving the date for kindergarten entry from December 1 to September 1st. House Bill 4513 would amend the Revised School Code (MCL 380.113) to move up the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten to require the child to be five years of age by September 1, rather than December 1.
The bill includes a waiver provision that parents and guardians may invoke if a child is five by September 1 rather than December 1 but this could be time consuming for families and the waiver request may be rejected.
The obvious implication for a gifted child is putting off entry into school for another year.