Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 150
150th General Assembly (Present)
This Amendment does the following: (1) Clarifies that the Department of Education (“Department”) can provide the uniform kindergarten registration process in languages other than English and Spanish. (2) Removes the exemplary list of documents required to be completed by a parent who is registering a child for kindergarten. (3) Requires that information related to all types of early learning experiences that a child has before kindergarten is collected by the uniform kindergarten registration process. (4) Clarifies that all personal documents available for Internet-based or electronic upload must be accepted by schools for consideration, including birth certificates. (5) Requires that the Department establish a process for supporting a parent to register a child for kindergarten before the application deadline for the school district enrollment choice program under § 403 of Title 14 rather than requiring the Department to establish a date by which it is recommended a parent register a child. (6) Makes additional conforming amendments.