Well, no...once a student enrolls in kindergarten he can only repeat it if he is retained. They can just as well retain him when he is older as when he is younger - that doesn't make a difference. So either way doesn't matter.
Originally Posted by GA1977
I agree that summer born kids often are more likely brought to Child Study teams at school (some need services, some don't, but it's definitely an issue). That said, lots of younger kids do just fine and that one fact in and of itself isn't going to predict problems but it can tip the balance if they are a little slow for their age.
I have September birthday and started kinder at four. The question I suggest asking is, are you ready for him to move out of the house and into a dormitory at age 17? That is what I did and I wasn't old enough to even have a credit card. Something to think about...
Me (40) DH (47) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12