Kindergarten retaining

Kasey - posted on 06/08/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hey my name is kasey...my son is in kindergarten an his teacher told me today that he is retained back to kindergarten. ..my question for y'all is what can I do...is it legal for them to hold him back

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Michelle - posted on 06/08/2015

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The other ladies have said it all.
Why are you just questioning this now?
If he's not ready for the next year group and you insist he move up, he will fall further behind and it will be even worse for him.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/08/2015

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Entirely legal, and if he's not meeting benchmarks for the next grade level, necessary for his success in school.
If you feel that the teacher's evaluation was incorrect, 1)You should have been addressing things earlier, since the school year is ended now, and 2)you can speak with the teacher and administration to see if there's a summer school that he could attend to get him on track for the next grade level.
The most important thing here is to meet your child's learning needs, which holding back a year is usually used for.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/08/2015

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Yes it is legal, or they would not do it. You can certainly go to the teacher and principal and ask why. If you are really hardcore set on him not staying back, but he is not ready to go to first grade, he may have some issues ahead. You can certainly ask the teacher what you can do over the summer to prepare him better for first grade. Perhaps summer school? Maybe they can re-evaluate him after and see if he is ready?

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