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A10002 Summary:

BILL NOA10002
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07347
 
SPONSORRules (Peoples-Stoke
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S3205, Ed L
 
Authorizes the Buffalo school district to require minors five years of age to attend kindergarten.
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A10002 Actions:

BILL NOA10002
 
06/06/2014referred to education
06/16/2014reported referred to ways and means
06/17/2014reported referred to rules
06/17/2014reported
06/17/2014rules report cal.423
06/17/2014ordered to third reading rules cal.423
06/18/2014substituted by s7347
 S07347 AMEND= GRISANTI
 05/13/2014REFERRED TO EDUCATION
 05/29/20141ST REPORT CAL.1036
 06/02/20142ND REPORT CAL.
 06/03/2014ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 06/11/2014PASSED SENATE
 06/11/2014DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/11/2014referred to education
 06/18/2014substituted for a10002
 06/18/2014ordered to third reading rules cal.423
 06/18/2014passed assembly
 06/18/2014returned to senate
 07/11/2014DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 07/23/2014SIGNED CHAP.189
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A10002 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10002
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Peoples-Stoke
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the Buffalo school district to require minors five years of age to attend kindergarten   PURPOSE: To permit the Buffalo School District to require kindergarten attend- ance.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Education Law to allow the Buffalo School District to require attendance in kindergarten.   JUSTIFICATION: The Buffalo Public Schools currently provide children a full day kinder- garten 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 educa- tional experience. The Buffalo Board of Education recently approved a motion to support State Legislative action to allow the District to make Kindergarten mandatory. This measure is designed to address the kindergarten attendance issue in the Buffalo School District requiring five-year-old children to benefit from the District's kindergarten initiative for long-term academic success. A similar provision in 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: None.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10002 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10002
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 6, 2014
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of 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
          Buffalo  school district to require minors five years of age to attend
          kindergarten
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-

        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 3205 of the educa-
     2  tion law, as separately amended by chapters 157 and 167 of the  laws  of
     3  2012, is amended to read as follows:
     4    c. The board of education of the Syracuse city school district and the
     5  board  of  education of the city school district of the city of New York
     6  and the board of education of the city school district of  the  city  of
     7  Rochester  and the board of education of the city school district of the
     8  city of Buffalo are hereby authorized to require  minors  who  are  five
     9  years of age on or before December first to attend kindergarten instruc-
    10  tion.  However, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to:
    11    (i)  Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in school
    12  until the following September.

    13    (ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15160-01-4
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