Senate Bill 2479: Increasing Compulsory Attendance Age to Begin When a Child is 6 by January 1

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Senate Bill 2479: Increasing Compulsory Attendance Age to Begin When a Child is 6 by January 1
Sponsors:
Senator Alice Harden
Summary:

Current law requires that a child be 6 years old by September 1 in order to be subject to the 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 opposes this expansion of state control over education.

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

1/11/2010 (Senate) Introduced; Referred to Senate Education and Appropriations Committees
2/2/2010 (Senate) Died in Senate Insurance Committee

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