Information regarding the change of kindergarten age requirements
The Wyoming legislature recently passed House Bill 0174 which included a change in the age requirement for registering for kindergarten. Under the new law, students must turn five on or before August 1 of the upcoming school year. Previously, the cutoff date for eligibility was September 15 of the school year.
Families of students whose birthdays fall between August 1 and September 15 may submit a request for an exemption.
The Board of Trustees of JCSD1, will take advisement of the screening process provided by the K-2 school if a parent or guardian poses a request of admission to Kindergarten to determine whether a pupil is sufficiently mature to be admitted to the applicable grade.
If the Board approves a parent or guardian request for an exemption then a child may register for kindergarten in a year in which the child attains the age of five years by September 15.
The screening process consists of a universal screening tool that accesses the large/small motor skill,cognitive skills, social/emotional readiness, and general maturity.
Proof of birth in the form of a birth certificate or other legal evidence of birth date and proof of the required immunizations will be required for initial enrollment.