SB 0572 Eliminates Readiness Assessment For Pupils Entering Kinderg.
LR Number:S2041.05T Fiscal Note:2041-05
Last Action:06/25/96 - Signed by Governor
Title:CCS/HCS/SB 572
Effective Date:July 1, 1997
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Current Bill Summary

CCS/HCS/SB 572 - KINDERGARTEN AGE CUTOFF AND READINESS - This act eliminates the current requirement that school districts evaluate readiness for entry into kindergarten or first grade for students whose fifth or sixth birthday, respectively, falls within three months of the cutoff date. The cutoff date shall be August 1 of the school year rather than the current July 1 cutoff.

The school districts in St. Louis City and Kansas City may establish a cutoff date between August 1 and October 1. Students who begin kindergarten in such districts and transfer to any other district shall not be denied enrollment for failure to meet the age cutoff. Also, students who complete kindergarten and then transfer to another district shall not be denied enrollment in the other district for failure to meet the first grade age cutoff.

This portion of the bill is similar to HB 640 from 1995.

The effective date of this act is July 1, 1997.