Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hendricks County first graders must show birth certificate (1945)

source: The Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 8, 1945 - page 1, column 4:

According to a newspaper article, beginning in the fall of 1945 all those entering first grade in Hendricks County schools must first show their birth certificates, as proof that they are at least 6 years old. This was because "most of the schools are badly overcrowded" and they could not accept any more children before the minimum age of 6 years old. This decision was made by the Hendricks County board of education, which was comprised of all of the township trustees.

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