Can Schools in Texas Require a Child to Attend Kindergarten before First Grade?

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In the state of Texas, it is not mandatory that a child attend kindergarten before entering first grade. However if a child will attend kindergarten, they must be at least 5 years of age by September 1st of that year. You can find more information here: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:7o7N2b3xaXgJ:www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/early/kfaq.pdf+Can+schools+in+Texas+require+a+child+to+attend+kindergarten+before+first+grade%3F&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjtpOWY7y0qFl7OO1bgvkDjUl074qzcBTEZTa97j9JJXacBXk05o1MND59wfizvSZ5RrLqsxEzWyyecbkscdDVwk7dLaKAnPFELk2632P0OhURLeWLlDa8KmCyB8DPCWuvqIsxW&sig=AHIEtbTfUT3iCd2KjtGRWChI8OqtLmaJ4g
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