JGAA - ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO CLASSES- FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Maine School Law permits children who are at least five years old on October 15 of the school year to enroll in school. The intent is that these students begin their school careers in kindergarten at this age.
However, it is recognized that exceptions to this initial placement may be justified under limited circumstances as is acceleration at any grade level. In such rare cases, enrolling five-year-old students may be placed in first grade at the discretion of school officials in accordance with the following:
The Superintendent shall promulgate regulations/procedures to implement this policy.
- Title 20-A MRSA sec. 5201.1
- June 14, 1994
- June 12, 2007
- February 11, 2014