Special exemptions for early entry into kindergarten may be made for students whose fifth birthday occurs after September 1 but not later than October 1, and who is sufficiently advanced to succeed in the educational program based on an analysis by a qualified professional of their:
- Cognitive functioning;
- Social development;
- Physical development.
The superintendent or designee shall identify screening processes and instruments that will provide standard assessment of the above criteria.
Parents or guardians may be required to pay a fee for the special testing involved.