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Simitian reception to honor Palo Alto teachers

Natalie Bivas, Diana Argenti sparked kindergarten law affecting all California kids

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D- Palo Alto, will hold a reception Tuesday to honor two Palo Alto teachers whose petition has resulted in a new law affecting children throughout California.

Walter Hays kindergarten teacher Diana Argenti and Palo Verde reading specialist Natalie Bivas circulated a petition resulting in passage of a bill authored by Simitian requiring that children be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the year they begin kindergarten. It was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Sept. 30.

The new law will affect up to 120,000 California children each year beginning in 2012.

The public reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the board room of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.

Light refreshments will be served. Simitian asks that people RSVP to the website www.senatorsimitian.com/kindergarten.

Chris Kenrick

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