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Bill Number: 3428 Ratification Number: 439 Act Number 407 Introducing Body: House Subject: Who may enter first grade
(A407, R439, H3428)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AGE OF ATTENDANCE OF PUPILS, SO AS TO PERMIT A CHILD WHO HAS COMPLETED ONE YEAR OF KINDERGARTEN, WITHIN OR WITHOUT THIS STATE, TO ENTER THE FIRST GRADE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Who may enter first grade
SECTION 1. Section 59-63-20(4) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(4) Students may not enter the first grade in the public schools of this State unless they will attain the age of six on or before November first of the applicable school year or have substantially initiated a first grade program in another state that has a different attendance age requirement from South Carolina or have attended a public school kindergarten program for one full school year."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.