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Bill signed will make kindergarten mandatory for children in Louisiana

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 12:36:28-04

A bill signed Monday by Governor Edwards will make kindergarten mandatory in the state.

Under the new law, children who turn age 5 by the September 30th date are require to attend kindergarten.

According to the Advocate, parents of children who are 4 on the first day of school can decide to hold their children back a year and enroll them in kindergarten the following school year. There is also an exception for children enrolled in a prekindergarten program.

Home schooling children for kindergarten is allowed. The law will take effect for the 2022-23 school year.

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