House Bill 779: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5

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Last Updated: March 7, 2013
House Bill 779: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
Sponsors:
Representatives Williams-Barnes, Baria, Broomfield, Buck (5th), Burnett, Clarke, Flaggs, Holloway, Huddleston (30th), Smith (27th), Thomas, Whittington, and Crawford
Summary:

This bill would lower the compulsory attendance age from 6 to 5 and delete the provision allowing parents to disenroll a child from kindergarten while the child is under 6 years old.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA believes that parents, not the state, are best able to determine when a child is ready for formal education. This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

Passed the House as amended. Died in committee in the Senate. See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History