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A08567 Text:

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

                                         8567

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 23, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
         Committee on Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the  board
         of  education of the Buffalo school district to require pre-kindergar-
         ten for minors four years of age

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

    1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  3205 of the education law is
    2  amended by adding a new paragraph d to read as follows:
    3    D. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BUFFALO  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IS  HEREBY
    4  AUTHORIZED  TO  REQUIRE  MINORS  WHO  ARE FOUR YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE
    5  DECEMBER FIRST TO ATTEND  PRE-KINDERGARTEN  INSTRUCTION.    HOWEVER  THE
    6  PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
    7    (I)  MINORS WHOSE PARENTS ELECT NOT TO ENROLL THEIR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
    8  UNTIL THE FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER.
    9    (II) STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR HOME INSTRUCTION.
   10    S 2. This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding  the
   11  date on which it shall have become a law.






        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11980-02-3
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