Look up your district’s policy

A change in state law several years ago allowed Indiana school districts to adjust their kindergarten enrollment policies to accept children who will turn 5 by Oct. 1 — if the districts want to take younger kids. 

It’s created a system where the enrollment policies can vary widely from one school district to the next. While most still use the traditional Aug. 1 cutoff date, many have a process for early entrance for children who will turn 5 later in August or September.

Confused about whether your child can enroll in kindergarten this year? Here are the enrollment policies around Central Indiana.  

Boone County

Lebanon Community Schools: Did not respond to IndyStar.

Western Boone Schools: Did not respond to IndyStar.

Zionsville Community Schools: Aug. 1, with an early entrance process for students turning 5 by Oct. 1.