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June 02, 2010 07:31 AM

Law To Require SD Children To Attend Kindergarten

Sioux Falls, SD

A new law requiring South Dakota children to attend kindergarten before first grade takes effect this year.

The South Dakota Legislature changed the law in 2006 with a delayed start. Beginning July 1, the law will read: "All children
shall attend kindergarten prior to age seven."

Whether they do so at age 5 or 6 is up to the parents.

The bill also sets the minimum number of hours for kindergarten programs at 437.5.

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