senate Bill S7193

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the Utica school district to require certain minors five years old to attend kindergarten

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2014 signed chap.187
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1033
substituted for s7193
Jun 11, 2014 substituted by a9472
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1033
May 05, 2014 referred to education

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S7193 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9472
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3205, Ed L

S7193 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the Utica school district to require certain minors five years old to attend kindergarten.

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BILL NUMBER:S7193

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
authorizing the Utica school district to require certain minors five
years old to attend kindergarten

PURPOSE:

To permit Utica School District to require kindergarten attendance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends the Education law to allow the Utica School District
to require attendance in kindergarten.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Utica City School District currently provides children a full day
kindergarten program in keeping with the numerous studies documenting
the educational benefit and related long-term success of early quality
education. Unfortunately, too many kindergarten children are absent
from school during the year, leaving them without the benefit of this
educational experience.

The Utica Board of Education recently adopted a resolution recognizing
the importance of kindergarten as part of the educational process and
requesting the authority to require kindergarten attendance. The
resolution notes that, "... enumerable studies have documented the
value to children of beginning the educational process at an early age
in order to prepare them for a life of learning, work and active
engagement in society."

This measure is designed to address the kindergarten attendance issue
in the Utica City School District requiring five-year-old children to
benefit from the District's kindergarten initiative for long-term
academic success.

A similar provision in the Education Law was adopted for the Syracuse
City School District over 25 years ago and recently for the Rochester
and New York City School Districts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7193

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 authorizing the  Utica
  school  district  to  require  certain minors five years old to attend
  kindergarten

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa-
tion law, as separately amended by chapters 157 and 167 of the  laws  of
2012, is amended to read as follows:
  c. The board of education of the Syracuse city school district and the
board  of  education of the city school district of the city of New York
[and], the board of education of the city school district of the city of
Rochester AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  THE
CITY OF UTICA are hereby authorized to require minors who are five years
of  age  on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruction.
However, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to:
  (i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in  school
until the following September.
  (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14943-01-4

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