A10002 Summary:

BILL NO    A10002 

SAME AS    SAME AS S07347

SPONSOR    Rules (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 NO    A10002 

06/06/2014 referred to education
06/16/2014 reported referred to ways and means
06/17/2014 reported referred to rules
06/17/2014 reported 
06/17/2014 rules report cal.423
06/17/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.423
06/18/2014 substituted by s7347
           S07347  AMEND=  GRISANTI
           05/13/2014 REFERRED TO EDUCATION
           05/29/2014 1ST REPORT CAL.1036
           06/02/2014 2ND REPORT CAL.
           06/03/2014 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 
           06/11/2014 PASSED SENATE
           06/11/2014 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
           06/11/2014 referred to education
           06/18/2014 substituted for a10002
           06/18/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.423
           06/18/2014 passed assembly
           06/18/2014 returned to senate
           07/11/2014 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
           07/23/2014 SIGNED CHAP.189
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A10002 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A10002 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A10002

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
attendance.

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
kindergarten 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
educational 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:

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

                                         10002

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     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    S 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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