Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Lowers the compulsory school age from 6 to 5 years of age beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Requires all school districts to establish kindergarten for the instruction of children who are 5 years of age or older.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, but provides that the compulsory school age beginning with the 2020-2021 school year applies to a child who is 5 years of age on or before May 31 (rather than on or before September 1). Makes a related change.