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March 11, 2004

Senate Bill 2516: Change in Compulsory Attendance Requirement

Author:
Senator Gray Tollison (District 9)

Summary:
This bill is the same as HB 482 and HB 596 which would have taken away from parents the right to decide when a 5-year-old child is ready for school. Current law allows a parent to withdraw a 5-year-old from kindergarten and not be subject to the compulsory attendance law until age 6.

Status:

02/11/2004Introduced and referred to the Senate Education Committee
03/09/2004Died in Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed.

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