Senate Bill 2178: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5 Years Old

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Last Updated: March 6, 2012
Senate Bill 2178: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5 Years Old
Sponsors:
Senator W. Briggs Hopson III
Summary:

This bill would lower the compulsory school 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:

01/20/2012     (Senate)     Referred to Education; Appropriations
03/06/2012     (Senate)     Died in committee

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