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February 1, 2006

Senate Bill 2165: An Act Removing Optional School Disenrollment Provisions and Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age

Author:
Senator Chaney

Summary:
Current law permits a parent of a 5-year-old child enrolled in kindergarten to withdraw the child, and the child will not be subject to compulsory attendance until age 6. This bill would have taken away the right of a parent to withdraw a 5-year-old from a kindergarten program. This bill would also have raised the compulsory attendance age by requiring a child turning 17 during the school year to complete the 180 school term. Current law only requires a child turning 17 after September 1 to remain in school until the end of December of that calendar year.

Status:

1/4/2006Introduced and referred to the Education Committee
1/31/2006Senate Bill 2165 died in the Education Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSDLA opposed this bill.

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Bill History