A03245 Summary:

BILL NOA03245
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPeoples-Stokes
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRRivera
 
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 NOA03245
 
01/22/2015referred to education
01/06/2016referred to education
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A03245 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3245
 
SPONSOR: Peoples-Stokes
  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 prekin- dergarten 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-kin- dergarten 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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