Bill Status of SB0541 95th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-LOWER COMPULSORY AGE
Sen. Kwame Raoul
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, lowers the compulsory school age from 7 years to 5 years; makes a related change. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, requires all school districts to establish kindergarten for the instruction of children who are 5 years of age or older. Adds any child attending a non-profit or for-profit child care center that provides kindergarten where children are taught the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public schools and where the instruction of the child in the branches of education is in the English language to the list of children who are not required to attend the public schools. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, provides for an exception to the compulsory school age provision for any child who has not reached the age of 7 years by September 1 and whose parent or guardian notifies the school district or school that he or she does not wish the child to attend school until the following school year because the child, in the opinion of the parent or guardian, is not mentally, physically, or emotionally prepared to attend school. Provides that in such cases, the child's attendance may be delayed for one school year. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/8/2007||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul|| 2/8/2007||Senate||First Reading|| 2/8/2007||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 2/21/2007||Senate||Assigned to Education|| 3/8/2007||Senate||Held in Education|| 3/16/2007||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules|| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|