SB 21 Requires kindergarten attendance at the start of the school year for children who turn age five at any time during the calendar year
Sponsor: Wright-Jones
LR Number: 0321S.01I Fiscal Note: 0321-01N.ORG
Committee: Education
Last Action: 2/9/2011 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Education Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 21 – This act requires any child who attains the age of five at any time during the calendar year be enrolled in kindergarten at the beginning of the school year in that calendar year. The parent or guardian of any child who will attain the age of five in the subsequent calendar year may request that the child's school district of residence conduct an assessment program to determine the child's readiness for kindergarten. If the school district determines that the child is ready, he or she may begin kindergarten.