senate Bill S8310

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to conducting a study on the feasibility of mandating kindergarten in school districts

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1875
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 30, 2018 referred to education

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S8310 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3926

S8310 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that the board of regents and the state education department shall study and evaluate the feasibility of mandating kindergarten in all school districts.

S8310 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8310 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8310

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT directing the board of regents and the  state  education  depart-
  ment,  to  conduct  a  study  to  evaluate and make recommendations on
  mandating kindergarten in all school districts

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

  Section  1.  The  board  of regents and the state education department
shall conduct a study to evaluate and make recommendations on  mandating
kindergarten in all school districts. Such study shall:
  a.  examine school districts currently offering kindergarten to deter-
mine the costs of requiring kindergarten in all school districts;
  b. identify the potential effects kindergarten  has  on  the  learning
abilities of children;
  c.  make  recommendations on the feasibility of mandating kindergarten
in all school districts; and
  d. include any other information such board and such department  deems
relevant.
  §  2.  No  later than 1 year after the effective date of this act, the
board of regents and the state education department shall submit to  the
governor  and  the  legislature a report on the results of the study, as
described in section 1 of this act.
  § 3. The board of regents and the  state  education  department  shall
evaluate such data with the assistance of experts in:
  a. child education;
  b. child development; and
  c. school district finance.
  § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15428-02-8

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