Some parents gearing up to send their little one to kindergarten in the upcoming school year might have to hold off on their school supply shopping for another year.
Starting this coming school year, children must be five years old on or before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten. Previously, the cutoff was October 1.
In 2012, however, the General Assembly changed the law with the mindset that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten.
That law is set to go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.