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June 12, 2008

Senate Bill 478: An Act Lowering the Compulsory Attendance Age

Authors:
Senators Elliott, Williams, Malloy, McGill, Reese, Pinckney, Short, Drummond, Sheheen, Land, Moore, Patterson and Lourie

Summary:
Among other things, this bill would lower the compulsory attendance age from 5 to 4. School districts would have to provide kindergarten for 4-year-olds. Bills like this should be opposed.

Status:

2/20/2007Introduced, first reading, and referred to the Senate Committee on Education
5/21/2008Legislation died when the Senate adjourned sine die

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text (Word document)

Bill History