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CSHB 338(HES): "An Act relating to attendance at public school; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 338(HES)                                                                    
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 in the                            
09       school district of which the child is a resident at the discretion of the governing body                          
10       of the school district if the child meets minimum standards prescribed by the board                               
11       evidencing that the child has the mental, physical, and emotional capacity to perform                             
12       satisfactorily for the educational program being offered.  A district's educational                               
13       program must prescribe that under school age students advance through the curriculum                              
14       or grade level by the following school year.  A governing body may delegate the                               
15       authority granted under this subsection to the chief school administrator of the                              
01       school district.                                                                                              
02    * Sec. 3.  AS 14.03.080(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
03            (d)  A child who is five years of age on or before September 1 [AUGUST 15]                           
04       following the beginning of the school year, and who is under school age, may enter a                              
05       public school kindergarten.                                                                                       
06    * Sec. 4.  This Act takes effect July 1, 2004.