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New DOB Requirement

New DOB Requirement beginning with the 2017/2018 school year

Beginning with the 2017/2018 school year, a child who is 5 years old on or before August 1 may enroll in full-day kindergarten.  A student who turns 5 years old between August 2 and October 1, may be eligible for early admission to kindergarten.  Please contact Kelly Graham, principal of Panther Academy, for more information.

Click here to view the applicable KY statute.  Click for Board Policy 09.121 regarding Entrance Age.  Additional information can also be found on the KDE website regarding this new regulation.


In Kentucky, under state law, all children must be enrolled in and attend school between the ages of 6 and 18.  Beginning with the 2017/2018 school year, the eligibility date for mandatory school enrollment is age 6 by August 1.