Senate Bill 2310: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age by 8 Months

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Last Updated: January 10, 2011
Senate Bill 2310: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age by 8 Months
Sponsors:
Senator Alice Harden
Summary:

Current law requires that a child be 6 years old by September 1 in order to be of compulsory attendance age. This bill would require a child who turns 6 by January 1 of the school year to attend school. This would mean that some children would be compelled to attend school at age 5. HSLDA believes that parents, not the state, are best able to determine when a child is ready to attend school.

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

1/10/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education; Appropriations
2/01/2011     (Senate)     Died in committee

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