Senate Bill 21: Lowers Starting School Compulsory Attendance Age Statewide

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Last Updated: February 3, 2011
Senate Bill 21: Lowers Starting School Compulsory Attendance Age Statewide
Sponsors:
Sen. Robin Wright-Jones
Summary:

This bill would change Missouri law to require attendance at school at the commencement of the school year for any child who turns 5 during the calendar year, even if the child was only 4 years old at the start of the regular school year. Missouri's current statewide starting age for compulsory school attendance is 7.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

12/01/2010     (Senate) Prefiled
01/05/2011     (Senate) First Read
01/12/2011     (Senate) Second Read and Referred Senate Education Committee
02/02/2011     (Senate) Hearing Cancelled Senate Education Committee

This bill failed to pass before the session ended, and is now dead.

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