K-1 program offers children chance to grow; Some parents struggle with decision to hold back children
BEMIDJI – Each child has his or her own clock, says Jim Hess, superintendent of the Bemidji School District. For some, the clock ticks by quickly; for others, it ticks a little slower.
The decision on whether to enter a child into kindergarten at age 5 or 6 is ultimately left to parents.
“When the child is ready to learn, we’re ready to teach,” Hess said.
By law, Minnesota children are eligible to enter kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Sept. 1.
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