Bill would move kindergarten cutoff date from December to September

04.18.2010 | Whittier Daily News | Tracy Garcia

The state’s youngest kindergartners – some of whom don’t turn 5 years old until two months into the school year – would have to wait an extra year to start classes under new legislation being proposed in Sacramento.

The legislation, SB 1381 by Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, would require all incoming kindergartners to be 5 years old by Sept. 1.
That’s two months earlier than the state’s current Dec. 2 cut-off date, one of the latest in…

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