The Bossier Parish School Board shall require children entering kindergarten at the beginning of the school session for the first time to be at least five (5) years of age on or before September 30 of the calendar year in which the school year begins. For students entering first grade for the first time at the beginning of the school session, they shall be six (6) years on or before September 30 of the calendar year in which the school year begins.
A child younger than the above may be permitted to enter school provided the child has been evaluated and identified in accordance with the regulations of the Louisiana Department of Education for such evaluation and/or regulations found in the School Board’s Pupil Progression Plan. A child admitted to kindergarten shall be eligible to enter first grade upon successful completion of kindergarten, provided all other applicable entrance requirements have been fulfilled.
Other children younger than five (5) years of age may enroll in pre-school and other approved programs when offered by the school system.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:151.3, 17:222
Bossier Parish School Board