Bill Text: NY S01624 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to allowing boards of education of every school district to require minors who are five years of age to attend kindergarten.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-26 - referred to education [S01624 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01624-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1624
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing  a  board  of
          education  to  require  minors  who  are  five  years of age to attend
          kindergarten
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa-
     2  tion law, as amended by chapter 277 of the laws of 2017, is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    c.  The  board of education [of the Syracuse city school district, the
     5  board of education of the city school district of the city of New  York,
     6  the  board  of  education  of  the  city  school district of the city of
     7  Rochester, the board of education of the city  school  district  of  the
     8  city of Utica, the board of education of the city school district of the
     9  city  of  Buffalo  the board of education of the city school district of
    10  the city of Cohoes, the board of education of the city  school  district
    11  of the city of Watervliet, and the board of education of the city school
    12  district of the city of Yonkers are] of every school district within the
    13  state  is  hereby authorized to require minors who are five years of age
    14  on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruction. However,
    15  the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to:
    16    (i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in  school
    17  until the following September.
    18    (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04323-01-9
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