School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board shall establish student entrance requirements which are consistent with Indiana law and sound educational practice and which ensure equitable treatment and proper placement.





Each child of legal settlement shall be eligible for Kindergarten providing that s/he has attained the age of five (5) on or before August 1st. This requirement shall also apply to children who transfer into the School Corporation and who may have attended private or public kindergarten in another locality.



First Grade


If a child seeking to enroll in first grade has not attended kindergarten, the Superintendent shall make a determination as to whether the student will enroll in kindergarten or first grade based upon the assessment model found in the administrative guidelines (see AG 5112C).

The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines which ensure compliance with State law, proper documentation of birth as well as a certified copy of any custody order or decree, appropriate screening, placement, and periodic assessment of children in kindergarten and first grade programs, and certification that proper immunization is completed or in process. These guidelines shall also include an appeal procedure for early entrance to kindergarten or first grade that is in accordance with any guidelines promulgated by the State Department of Education.

Administrative guidelines should also be established to ensure that students enrolling in the Corporation for the first time, at whatever level, submit the proper documentation and that records are promptly transferred. Any indication that a student might be a missing child should be reported immediately to the Superintendent who, in turn, shall communicate with the appropriate authorities.

I.C. 20-33-2-7

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