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February 25, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/25/2013

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To qualify, the person must have been out of a regular school program for one year or their class must have graduated. Participants must register at the Traverse City Central High School Principal’s office, 1150 Milliken Dr., prior to the test dates.

Testing will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12. To take the complete GED test, participants must be able to attend both dates and a government-issued photo ID is required. The cost is $125 (cash or money order only) due at registration; $25 for individual tests including retakes.

Call Central High School, 933-3500, for details. For information on GED preparation classes, contact the TBA Adult Education Department, 922-7825, or Michigan Works, 922-3739.

Kindergarten ages

TRAVERSE CITY — A recently enacted Michigan law amended the Revised School Code, which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten.

Currently, a student must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1 to be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. New legislation will change the “cut‐off” date and will be gradually phased‐in over three years, changing the requirement by one month each year.

The changes will be implemented in the following manner: children must be five years old on or before Nov. 1 for the 2013-14 school year; 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 for the 2014-15 school year; and 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the specified guidelines and will be 5 years old on or before December 1, the child’s parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school.For questions about enrollment, contact Mary Beth Stein, pupil accounting in Human Resources, steinma@tcaps.net or 933-1718.

Class of '73 reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City High School class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion this summer.

The reunion will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. July 20, at the beachfront property of Terrie Taylor and John Williams. A pre-reunion gathering also will be hosted Friday, July 19. For details, contact Carol Tompkins-Parker, edbob3761@yahoo.com or 360-8773.

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