Proposed bill to delay enrollment of kindergarteners

SACRAMENTO, CA

Under the bill, only children who turn 5 by September 1 will start kindergarten that school year.

The current cutoff is December 2. The state says about 100,000 children start kindergarten before their fifth birthday.

The bill's sponsor, /*Palo Alto*/ /*Democrat*/ /*Joe Simitian*/, says delaying enrollment would save the state $700 million a year.

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