• Smiling Kindergarten student leaning on a desk with colors and pencils

    In the spring of 2011, the Nebraska legislature passed LB1006 revising the age requirements for students entering kindergarten beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. This bill states that a child is eligible for admission into kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if the child is five years of age or will be five years of age on or before July 31 of the calendar year in which the school year for which the child is seeking admission begins.


    How to participate

    • Fill out the packet attached to this form and return it to the Kneale Administration building (123 South Webb Road) by March 15, 2024. Please make sure the following forms are included:

    1. Application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten

    2. Parent Checklist

    3. Copy of the child’s birth certificate

    • The district assessment team will review this information and either counsel parents regarding concerns the child may encounter in meeting the demands of the Kindergarten curriculum or recommend a developmental assessment be completed.

    • If your child is recommended for a developmental assessment, a letter will be sent with the date and time of your child’s scheduled appointment. If you need to reschedule, please call Cat Love at 308-385-5900. 


    Assessment Information

    • To determine readiness for early entry Kindergarten, your child will be assessed on motor skills, conceptual skills, and language skills. 

    • Trained teachers will conduct the assessment, which typically lasts between 45-60 minutes.

    There is no charge for this assessment. Testing will occur on or around April 1-5, 2024.




    Reach out to Cat Love at the district office at clove@gips.org or call 308-385-5900.