June 13, 2012
May 31, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that gradually increases the minimum age required for kindergarten enrollment.
Increases the minimum age required for kindergarten enrollment in the following increments, whereas existing law required children to have reached age 5 by December 1 of the school year of enrollment (Sec. 1147):
Children who are at least 5 years old by November 1, 2013 can enroll for the 2013-2014 school year;
Children who are at least 5 years old by October 1, 2014 can enroll for the 2014-2015 school year; and
Children who are at least 5 years old by September 1, 2015 can enroll for the 2015-2016 school year.
Authorizes a parent or guardian to enroll a child who will turn 5 years old by December 1 of the school year, if the parent or guardian submits a letter of intention to the school district no later than June 1 before the school year begins (Sec. 1147).