SB 70

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 08, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Elementary education: kindergarten.


Under existing law, a person between the ages of 6 and 18 years who is not exempted by law is subject to compulsory full-time education. Existing law excludes a child under 6 years of age from the public schools, subject to specified exceptions. Existing law requires a school district maintaining a kindergarten to admit a child who will have their 5th birthday on or before September 1 of the school year. Existing law also requires that a child who will have their 6th birthday on or before September 1 of the school year to be admitted to the first grade of an elementary school. This bill, beginning with the 2022–23 school year, would require a child to have completed one year of kindergarten before that child may be admitted to the first grade, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Feb 23, 2021


Set for hearing March 10.

Jan 28, 2021


Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jan 11, 2021


Read first time.

Dec 09, 2020


From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 8.

Dec 08, 2020


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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