22.612.11 97th Legislative Session 366

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1163


Introduced by: Representative Olson

An Act to provide for the use of screening instruments in determining kindergarten readiness.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 13-28-2 be AMENDED:

13-28-2. Any child who is five years old on the first day of SeptemberA child is eligible for enrollment in kindergarten during that school year if the child:

(1) Has reached the age of five on or before September first of the year of enrollment; or

(2) Will reach the age of five on or before October thirty-first of the year of enrollment and has demonstrated readiness for kindergarten, by means of developmental and readiness screening instruments selected and administered by the school district in which the child resides or the nonpublic school to which the child seeks admission.

Any child who transfers from another state may proceed in a continuous educational program without interruption.

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