CSHB 338(EDU): "An Act relating to attendance at public school; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 338(EDU) 01 "An Act relating to attendance at public school; and providing for an effective date." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 14.03.070 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 14.03.070. School age. A child who is six years of age on or before 05 September 1 [AUGUST 15] following the beginning of the school year, and who is 06 under the age of 20 and has not completed the 12th grade, is of school age. 07 * Sec. 2. AS 14.03.080(c) is amended to read: 08 (c) A child under school age may be admitted to a [THE] public school 09 kindergarten in the school district of which the child is a resident at the discretion of 10 the governing body of the school district if the child meets minimum standards 11 prescribed by the board evidencing that the child has the mental, physical, and 12 emotional capacity to perform satisfactorily for the educational program being offered. 13 A district's educational program must prescribe that under school age students advance 14 through the curriculum or grade level by the following school year. A governing 15 body may delegate the authority granted under this subsection to the chief school
01 administrator of the school district. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 14.03.080(d) is amended to read: 03 (d) In this section, "child under school age" means a [A] child who is five 04 years of age on or before September 1 [AUGUST 15] following the beginning of the 05 school year [, AND WHO IS UNDER SCHOOL AGE, MAY ENTER A PUBLIC 06 SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN]. 07 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 2004.