At their regular meeting held on October 21, 2015, the Columbia Local Schools Board of Education modified Board Policy JEG - Entrance Age. Beginning with the 2016/17 school year, children must be 5 years of age by August 1 to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten.
This decision was made to better serve the students of the Columbia Schools and to ensure that students are ready for kindergarten; and to align the entrance of Columbia students with surrounding communities.
If your child is affected by this policy change, there remains a mechanism for you to request early entrance to Kindergarten. If your child will be 5 before January 1, she/he can be evaluated for early admittance. Columbia’s School Psychologist, Lynley Roncone, will make the required assessments. Please make your requests directly to Mrs. Roncone at 25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028, 440/236-1236, firstname.lastname@example.org