Officials: Missing forms needed for students to attend class

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools say they are still waiting on immunization forms from about 1,200 of its youngest students.

The Courier-Journal reports ( ) officials say Early Head Start, Head Start and state Pre-K students without the proper forms Wednesday will not be allowed into the classroom on the first day of school.

In November, the district eliminated the 10-day window in which parents could turn in proof of immunization after classes started.

Early Childhood Education Director James Francis says the recent change allows the district to better comply with state and federal requirements for public school districts to have the records on file.

Francis says parents were notified of the change when they enrolled their children in the program and that staff sent several reminders throughout the summer.

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