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Governor Snyder Approved New Kindergarten Cut Off Date

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Governor Snyder put his name on a law yesterday to move up the cut off date for Michigan kindergarten enrollment.

The legislation sponsored by Senator Darwin Booher and representative Ray Franz will start children at an older age.

The date will move from December 1st to November 1st for the 2013-14 school year, and will move up one month each year until reaching September 1st for the 2015-16 school year.

The hope is the change will improve academic performance.

Under the reforms, parents of a child who would be 5 by December 1st could request for an enrollment.

The final decision in these cases would be made by the parent.