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June 12, 2008

Senate Bill 815: An Act Creating Full-Day, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten

Authors:
Senators Setzler, Courson, Short, Matthews, Rankin, Hayes, Sheheen, Drummond and Ford

Summary:
This bill would create a full-time kindergarten program for 4-year-olds and a parenting education program for their parents. Even though these programs would be voluntary as initially enacted, there is a likelihood that they would become mandatory. HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control of education.

Status:

6/5/2007(Senate) Introduced, first reading, and referred to the Senate Committee on Education
2/20/2008(Senate) Committee reported favorably with amendment
2/21/2008(Senate) Referred to Senate Committee on Finance
4/8/2008(Senate) Committee reported favorably
4/22/2008(Senate) Senate Committee amendment adopted and second reading
4/23/2008(Senate) Third reading and sent to House
4/24/2008(House) Introduced in the House, first reading, and referred to the House Committee on Education and Public Works
4/29/2008(House) Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works and referred to Committee on ways and Means
6/5/2008Legislation 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