Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Lowers the compulsory school age from 7 years to 6 years; makes a related change. Effective July 1, 2013.
Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
The exact cost of HB 2762 is impossible to determine. Additional students means the cost of General State Aid will increase. However, the Illinois State Board of Education is unsure of the exact number of students who will be impacted by lowering the compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6, nor does the ISBE know which districts will see an increase in the number of students as a result of this legislation or if those children will be low-income students, which increases the cost of the poverty claim for the district.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With regard to the requirement that whoever has custody or control of any child between the ages of 7 and 17 years (unless the child has already graduated from high school) shall cause the child to attend some public school in the district wherein the child resides the entire time it is in session during the regular school term, sets forth the exception that if the child turns 7 during the regular school term, that child shall be made to attend that entire school term.