Kindergarten not Optional, Itís the Law
June 17, 2014
HARRISBURG (AP) ó The Pennsylvania Supreme
Court has ruled that parents who enroll their children in kindergarten are
subject to the state's compulsory attendance law.
The case involved a Snyder County woman who
was fined because her twin 5-year-old daughters had accumulated several
Jennifer Kerstetter argued that since
kindergarten is not mandatory in Pennsylvania, truancy law doesn't apply.
But the court ruled Monday that once parents
"opt in" to the public school system by enrolling their children in
kindergarten, they are obligated to send their kids to school.