What Is the Cut-Off Date for a Child to Start Kindergarten in Woodbridge, VA?

What Is the Cut-Off Date for a Child to Start Kindergarten in Woodbridge, VA?

As of 2014, the cutoff date is September 30 to start kindergarten in Woodbridge, Va., according to Prince William County guidelines. Children must be 5 years old, unless they begin kindergarten in another state and transfer. This exception accommodates the large, mobile military population in Virginia.

Virginia compulsory attendance laws require children who are age 5 by the cutoff to enroll in kindergarten or prekindergarten unless parents notify the local school board of a school entry delay. A one-year delay is allowed, and exemptions for health reasons may be requested. Children may attend a public, private or home school or be tutored.