I received an email last night that said:
“The Board just came out of closed session and voted to deny your request.”
The request was to enroll Megan in kindergarten in the fall despite her December birthday. She’s ready, as you can tell from everything I’ve written about her.
I am very anxious about this. I’m scared to take it to the next level, which would probably mean getting a lawyer. But I’m also scared to do nothing. To just send Megan to preschool for a THIRD year when she has learned everything she needs to know to enter kindergarten. I don’t want her to be bored and have the problems Christopher had in elementary school because he was not challenged at school.
Our crusade, if you will, hinges on the following Virginia law:
“…children whose fifth birthday occurs between October 1 and December 31 of the school year may be enrolled in kindergarten…”
According to the school board, “may be enrolled” means that they choose whether or not to enroll her. I think the law can be interpreted to mean that Christopher and I can choose whether or not to enroll her. What do you think?