2003 -- S 0593
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Introduced By: Senator Hanna M. Gallo
Date Introduced: February 13, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 16-2-28 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-2 entitled "School
Committees and Superintendents" is hereby amended to read as follows:
16-2-28. Eligibility for attendance -- First grade. -- Every child who has completed or
will have completed six (6) years
of life on or before
December 31 September 1 of any school
year shall be eligible to attend first grade during all the days that the public schools are in session
during the school year. Every child shall be eligible to attend first grade only upon completion of
a state recognized or accredited kindergarten program.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2006.