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§ 5-503. Kindergartens

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article V. Duties and Powers of Boards of School Directors (Refs & Annos)
24 P.S. § 5-503
§ 5-503. Kindergartens
The board of school directors in any school district may establish and maintain kindergartens for children between the ages of four and six years. When established, the kindergartens shall be an integral part of the elementary school system of the district, and be kept open for not less than two and one-half hours each day for the full school term as provided in section 1501.1
The number of kindergartens in any one district shall be fixed by the board of school directors, and shall be open during the school year.
If the average attendance in any one kindergarten in any district is ten or less for the school year, the school directors shall, at the close of the school year, discontinue the same.
The board of school directors shall appoint and assign a sufficient number of teachers to such kindergartens, who shall be certified in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Council of Basic Education.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, art V, § 503. Amended 1959, Sept. 21, P.L. 925, § 1; 1965, Oct. 21, P.L. 601, § 8.


24 P.S. § 15-1501.
24 P.S. § 5-503, PA ST 24 P.S. § 5-503
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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