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Senate Bill 88: State Expansion of Kindergarten and School Census
Senator Shaffer (D-District 17)
This bill requires all Colorado school districts to establish and maintain kindergarten programs. It also reduces the age to five for inclusion on the annual school census.
These provisions open the door to mandatory kindergarten for all students in Colorado.
|01/17/2005||Introduced and placed in Senate Education Committee|
|02/10/2005||Passed out of Committee to full Senate|
|02/21/2005||Passed by full Senate|
|02/22/2005||Introduced in House, assigned to House Education Committee|
|03/14/2005||Referred to House Human Services Committee|
None at this time.
HSLDA is opposed to this bill.
SB 88 will require all Colorado school districts to establish public kindergarten programs. This will open the door for them to make kindergarten mandatory and lower the compulsory attendance age. This will expand the state's jurisdiction over your children.
This bill will also lower the age for the annual school census to five. This means the local census takers will be looking for your five-year-olds to increase funding for the public schools.
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