The Board of Education will admit to this district children who have attained the age requirements set by law and this Board of Education. The Board requires documentary verification of the age and birth date of any child for whom admission to this district is sought, along with proof that compliance with the immunization regulation of this district has been attended to.

Preschool Handicapped/Disabled

A child is eligible for entrance into a program of special education who is three years old and has been found by the Child Study Team to be eligible for a program for the preschool educationally handicapped/disabled in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education.

Kindergarten

A child is eligible for entrance into Kindergarten who will have attained the age of five years on or before October 1 of the school year in which entrance is sought. This cut-off date is categoric and not subject to extension or any stipulations for waiver of the deadline or request for early admission.

First Grade

A child is eligible for entrance into first grade who will have attained the age of six years on or before October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought or has completed the kindergarten program of this district or completed a one year equivalent program elsewhere and has been recommended for advancement to the first grade by the administrative leader of that school.

The Vernon Township School District reserves the right to assess the level of preparedness of each student entering from an outside placement.

N.J.S.A. 18A:36-19; 18A:38-5; 18A:38-6; 18A:44-1; 18A:44-2; 18A46-6; 18A:46-6.1
N.J.A.C. 6:20-1.2; 6A:14-3.3

Adopted: 21 April 2005
Revised: April 2010
September 2010
March 2013