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A bill to require children to complete kindergarten before heading to first grade has failed in the Senate with a 13-18 vote. All no votes were from Republican Senators with Democrats all voting yes. HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would have made kindergarten mandatory and would also change the date for determining the age of a child entitled to admission to public school kindergarten from September 1 to December 31. The Senate vote was in sharp contrast to the overwhelming support that the House gave HB 423. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.

A bill that would require a child to complete kindergarten before moving on to the first grade passed the House yesterday. Currently, in Alabama, a child is eligible to move on to the first grade simply based on age. The law states that a child who is six years of age on or before December 31 is entitled to admission to the first grade in the public elementary schools. HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would require that a child successfully complete public or nonpublic kindergarten before being admitted to the first grade in the public elementary schools of the state The bill would also change the date for determining the age of a child entitled to admission to public school kindergarten from September…

Alabama House Democratic Caucus

This month Alabama Democrats want to hear from you. The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting 5 Town Hall events across the state in preparation for the upcoming Alabama Legislative Session. The events are as follows. Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 12, State Representative Thomas Jackson will be headlining the Town Hall in Thomasville, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 18, State Representative Prince Chestnut will be headlining the Town Hall in Selma, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session Mobile Senate…

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