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2006 House Bill 6448: Move up kindergarten age deadline
  1. Introduced by Rep. Leslie Mortimer (R) on September 7, 2006, to move up from December 1 to September 1 the date by which a child must turn five years old in order to attend kindergarten. The new date would be phased in gradually, moving up one month each year starting in the 2007-2008 school year. This bill allows school districts to collect state aid for eligible kindergarteners who enroll.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on September 7, 2006.


Re: 2006 House Bill 6448 (Move up kindergarten age deadline )  by smallyfish on May 9, 2011 

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Parent  by Anonymous Citizen on May 1, 2008 
Why would you want to push your child to start a rigid schedule such as kindegarden at age 4? As mentioned before your child is only this age once. Pehaps parents are tired of paying daycare? Even though you may think your child is the next Albert Einstein (reading and writing at age 2), there is more to school that acedemics. Consider the social skills required. I know for my son who will turn 5 Jan-2009 will wait until 2009-2010 school year. For the simple fact when he is in High School he will be the first one who gets a driver licsense, So I won't have to worry about someone driving him around.

Really?  by Anonymous Citizen on March 14, 2008 
I'm not sure, but you might want to check up and see what the requirements are for Kindergarteners now compared to what you did as a child, assuming you went to school for some period of time. You should do some research before you post uneducated comments about "lazy teachers."

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