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CPS Families - Update Kindergarten Age Requirement

Paula Sandahl

In late January, families were notified that the age to begin kindergarten was being raised effective July 1, 2024. According to this new state legislation, in order to enroll in kindergarten, children must turn five years old on or before September 1 of the school year. To 
review these details with families, an information session was scheduled for February 13. Unfortunately, that session had to be cancelled due to the snow day.

During this timeframe, the Board of Education met and reviewed the new guidelines and made a decision to grant a one-year waiver for all families who request early entrance to kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. With that, if your child turns five years of age after September 1, 2024, but before January 1, 2025, you may request early entrance into kindergarten by completing the waiver linked here: WAIVER FORM

Additionally, to be sure families are up-to-date, a new information session has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center at the middle/high school complex.

Do not hesitate to contact my office if there are any questions.


David J. Petrone, Ed.D.
Coventry Public Schools
1700 Main Street
Coventry, CT 06238
860-742-7317 ext 2

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