A03245 Summary:

BILL NO    A03245 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Peoples-Stokes

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S3205, Ed L

Authorizes the board of education of the Buffalo school district to require
pre-kindergarten for minors four years of age.
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A03245 Actions:

BILL NO    A03245 

01/22/2015 referred to education
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A03245 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A03245 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A3245

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in relation to
authorizing the board of education of the Buffalo school district to
require pre-kindergarten for minors four years of age

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the expansion of
prekindergarten instruction for minors four years of age in the Big
five school districts.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:Subdivision 2 of Section 3205 of the
education law is amended by adding a new paragraph d.

d. The board of education of the Buffalo School District, the board of
education the city school district of New York, the board of education
of the city of Rochester city school district, the board of education
of the Syracuse city school district and the board of education of the
Yonkers city school district, are hereby authorized to require minors
who are four years of age on or before December first to attend
pre-kindergarten instruction.

JUSTIFICATION: It is widely recognized that early childhood education
beginning at four years of age improves the chances of academic
success for students. President Obama and leading education experts
have stated that the commitment of our nation to provide quality
education to all four year old children should be a priority. That
pre-kindergarten expansion of one dollar returns more than seven
dollars later on by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen
pregnancy, and reducing crime.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A. 8567 of 2014.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:; To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act: shall take effect immediately.
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