Delayed Entry into JK - any laws?

Lisa - posted on 12/30/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I need help finding information on Ontario parents rights to choose to delay their child one year from school - and when they do then register it's at JK level not SK level. I chose to delay my daughter's entry into school by one year as her birthday falls Dec. 31, 2009 (hours from being a January baby and defaulting into the next year anyway), as well as being a premature baby.
The school is holding me off at making a decision on my request to have her in JK and therefore put her in SK saying we will 'talk' in April or May. I'm worried they are molding her to 'survive' in SK without any thought to making an exception to the school board rule of birthdate entry. I need to find my rights to support my decision to hold her back without skipping that year of kindergarten and give the proper support my daughter needs to succeed in her many years of school.


Jodi - posted on 12/30/2014




I think you will find the age cut off is September, not January. So because she won't be 6 until December 2015, you can delay her starting in school until September 2016, which means she should be in JK now and SK from September 2015. You can't delay beyond that because children are required to be in school when they are 6.

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