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Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.
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Admission - Entry Ages

Parents have some flexibility concerning entry ages for their children.  District schools shall be open to all children five years of age and over who reach age five on or before the first day of January of any school year.  Exceptions from routine admission may be made by the school principal on the basis of supporting evidence from physical and psychological examinations.


The parent or person having control of a child five years of age shall have the option of not sending the child to school until the child is six years of age.  The parent or person having control of a child six years of age shall have the option of not sending the child to school until the child is seven years of age.  The parent or person shall exercise such option by personally appearing at the school district office and signing an option form.  The district shall provide the parent or person with information on the educational opportunities available in the school system.


(cf. 6280 - Special Education)

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
10-15 Towns to maintain schools
10-15c Discrimination in public schools prohibited.  School attendance by five-year-olds. 
10-76a-10-76g re special education
10-184 Duties of parents (re mandatory schooling for children ages five to sixteen, inclusive) 
10-186 Duties of local and regional boards of education re school attendance.  Hearings.  
10-233a-10-233f inclusive, re suspend, expel, removal of pupils
10-233k Notification of school officials of potentially dangerous students (as amended by P.A. 01-176)
10-261 Definitions
State Board of Education Regulations
10-76a(1) General definitions (c),(d),(q), (t)
10-76d (7) Admission of student requiring special education (referral)
10-204a Required immunizations (as amended by P.A. 98-243)
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11431, et seq.


Adopted:  March 21, 1988
Reviewed:  April 25, 2007

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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