Citations Affected: IC 20-33-2.
Synopsis: Age for mandatory school attendance. Provides that,
beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, a student shall enroll in a
kindergarten program not later than the fall term of the school year in
which the student becomes five years of age.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 14, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7.
(a) In addition to the
requirements of sections 4 through 6 of this chapter, a student must be
at least five (5) years of age on:
(1) July 1 of the 2005-2006 school year; or
(2) August 1 of the 2006-2007 school year or any subsequent
to officially enroll in a kindergarten program offered by a school
corporation. However, subject to subsection (c), the governing body of
the school corporation shall adopt a procedure affording a parent of a
student who does not meet the minimum age requirement set forth in
this subsection the right to appeal to the superintendent for enrollment
of the student in kindergarten at an age earlier than the age set forth in
(b) In addition to the requirements of sections 4 through 6 of this
chapter and subsection (a), and subject to subsection (c), if a student
enrolls in school as allowed under section 6 of this chapter and has not
attended kindergarten, the superintendent shall make a determination
as to whether the student shall enroll in kindergarten or grade 1 based
on the particular model assessment adopted by the governing body
under subsection (c).
(c) To assist the principal and governing bodies, the department
shall do the following:
(1) Establish guidelines to assist each governing body in
establishing a procedure for making appeals to the superintendent
under subsection (a).
(2) Establish criteria by which a governing body may adopt a
model assessment that may be used in making the determination
under subsection (b).
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, a student shall enroll in a kindergarten program not later than the fall term of the school year in which the student becomes five (5) years of age.
not later than the date on which the student becomes
seven (7) five (5)
years of age.