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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Kindergarten. Provides that a student is required to begin school in the fall term of the school year in which the student becomes six years of age. (Current law requires the student to begin school in the fall term of the school year in which the student becomes seven years of age.) Requires that a student must be at least five years of age before: (1) September 1 of the 2012- 2013 school year; (2) October 1 of the 2013-2014 school year; or (3) November 1 of the 2014- 2015 school year or any subsequent school year; to enroll in a kindergarten offered by a school corporation. Removes provisions that: (1) require the school superintendent to make a determination as to whether a child who enrolls in school and has not attended kindergarten shall enroll in grade 1 or kindergarten; and (2) require the department of education to adopt a model assessment that may be used by the superintendent in making that determination.