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June 14, 2007

Senate File 1668 and House File 1426: Extended the Kindergarten Year

Sponsors:
Senate File 1668: Senators Terri E. Bonoff (DFL), Patricia Torres Ray (DFL), and Kathy L. Saltzman (DFL)

House File 1426: Representatives Jim Davnie (DFL), Terry Morrow (DFL), Robin Brown (DFL), Nora Slawik (DFL), Erin Murphy (DFL), Augustine "Willie" Dominguez (DFL), and Sandra Peterson (DFL)

Summary:
Senate File 1668 and House File 1426 add four weeks to the beginning and four weeks to the end of the kindergarten school year, and appropriate money to fund the program for the additional time.

Status:

2/26/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Introduction and first reading
2/26/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Referred to E-12 Education Committee
3/1/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Authors added—Dominguez and Peterson, S.
3/8/2007(Senate) S.F. 1668: Introduction and first reading
3/8/2007(Senate) S.F. 1668: Referred to Finance Committee
3/8/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Committee Report, to pass and re-refer to Finance
3/8/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Referred by Chair to Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division
3/9/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Referred by Chair to K-12 Finance Division
3/9/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Referred by Chair to Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee
3/12/2007(House) H.F. 1426: Division Action, to pass and return to K-12 Finance Division

HSLDA’s Position:
Oppose. An extended kindergarten year will increase the financial burden on Minnesota taxpayers without producing lasting positive effects on children.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

S.F. 1668 Bill Text

S.F. 1668 Bill History

H.F. 1426 Bill Text

H.F. 1426 Bill History