Compulsory attendance age lowered to six
Included in Georgia Governor Roy Barnes' A-Plus Education Reform Act of 2000 (Act No. 685) were provisions that directly affect home schooling families in Georgia. Enacted April 25, 2000, in spite of intense opposition from the Georgia Home Education Association, HSLDA, and others, this law lowered the compulsory attendance age from seven to six years old.
What sounds like a simple change in the law means a lot more red tape for home school families. Now parents of six year olds must comply with numerous home study program requirements-from declarations of intent to annual progress assessments in each subject area.