State Board Supports Proposed Changes to Mandatory School Age Requirements (May 12, 2019)

On May 8, 2019, the PA State Board of Education voted unanimously to support the Wolf Administration’s proposal to require students to officially start school by the age of six and to remain in school until at least the age of 18. Currently, mandatory school ages in the Commonwealth are eight years old to begin school and 17 years old to drop out of school. The changes must still be approved by the General Assembly.