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March 11, 2004

House Bill 596: Change in Compulsory Attendance Requirement

Author:
Representative D. Stephen Holland (District 16)

Summary:
This bill would have taken away from parents the right to decide when a five-year-old child is ready for school. It would have changed current law which allows parents to withdraw a five-year-old child from kindergarten and not be subject to the compulsory attendance law until age 6.

Status:

01/23/2004Introduced, placed in House Education Committee
03/09/2004Died in Committee

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

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