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SENATE BILL NO. 1003
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KINDERGARTENS - Amends existing law to provide that school districts shall
offer kindergarten unless they have the written consent of 50% or more of
the parents or guardians of kindergarten age children within the school
district to not offer a kindergarten program.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1003
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO KINDERGARTENS; AMENDING SECTION 33-208, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
3 THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL OFFER KINDERGARTEN UNLESS THEY HAVE THE WRIT-
4 TEN CONSENT OF FIFTY PERCENT OR MORE OF THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF KIN-
5 DERGARTEN AGE CHILDREN WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO NOT OFFER A KINDER-
6 GARTEN PROGRAM.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 33-208, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 33-208. KINDERGARTENS AND CHILD ATTENDANCE NOT COMPULSORY. It shall
11 not be compulsory for individual school districts to establish a kin-
12 dergarten program as provided in this section ; and
13 but it shall not be mandatory for a child who is eligible by age
14 for attendance to enroll in an established public kindergarten. A school
15 district shall offer a kindergarten program unless the school district has
16 the written consent of fifty percent (50%) or more of the parents or guardians
17 of kindergarten age children residing within the school district to not offer
18 a kindergarten program.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to provide that school districts shall offer kindergarten
unless they have the written consent of fifty percent or more of the parents or guardians
of kindergarten age children within the school district to not offer a kindergarten program.
All school districts currently offer kindergarten programs so there will be no fiscal impact
to the General Fund or to local school districts.
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