Kindergarten Law

Kindergarten Law

17542This landmark legislation requires that children have a dental check-up by May 31 of their first year in public school, at kindergarten or first grade. Dental evaluations that have happened within the 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. If a dental check-up cannot be obtained, parents may get an excuse from this requirement by filling out the form provided by the child’s school. Copies of the required forms are available at the child’s school, or at the California Department of Education Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/documents/oralhlthassess.doc