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Petition for Early Entrance to Kindergarten


General Information


Per KRS 158.030, to be eligible to enter Kindergarten, children must by five years of age by August 1.  Parents may petition the local Board of Education to enroll a child who does not meet this age requirement.


To be recommend for early entrance to Kindergarten, children will need to demonstrate above average performance and development in academic skills as well as approaches to learning, health and physical well-being, language and communication development, and social and emotional development.  The standards for early entrance are intended to ensure that students will not be frustrated by their advanced grade placement.


Qualified district personnel, using the Brigance III Early Childhood Screen, will screen your child’s readiness for school.  If your child performs above average on the Brigance, qualified district personnel will administer a math and reading assessment (MAP for Primary Grades) to your child. 


The deadline for filing a petition for early entrance is March 31, 2017.  After we have received your completed petition, we will schedule a date for your child to be assessed.  Parents will be notified of the decision in writing no later than June 2, 2017.  If the child is eligible for early entry, parents will then complete the online registration process. 


Please return the completed petition (click here) for early entrance no later than March 31, 2017 to the Daviess County Public Schools at 1622 Southeastern Parkway, Owensboro, KY  42303. 


If you have questions about the petition process, please contact Jana Beth Francis, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at 270-852-7000. 



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