House Bill 890: Deletes Option for Parents to Withdraw Their 5-Year-Old Children from Kindergarten

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Last Updated: April 4, 2013
House Bill 890: Deletes Option for Parents to Withdraw Their 5-Year-Old Children from Kindergarten
Sponsors:
Representatives Moore, Arnold, Boyd, Currie, Young, and Dixon
Summary:

As amended in the Senate Education Committee, this bill, among other things, would delete the provision of the compulsory attendance law that permits a parent to withdraw a 5-year-old child from public school kindergarten.

HSLDA's Position:

Parents, not state officials, 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 111-4. Passed the Senate 28-23. Died in conference. See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History