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July 31, 2008

Senate Bill 2462: Commission to Study Dropout Rates

Sponsor:
Senator Robert Antonioni for the Education Committee.

Summary:
Senate Bill 2462 establishes policies and programs to improve dropout prevention and graduation rates in Massachusetts. It also creates a commission to make recommendations regarding raising the compulsory attendance age and other possible changes.

Status:

1/16/2008 (Senate) New draft of bill, see S.B. 290, S.B. 304, S.B. 329, S.B. 343, S.B. 366, H.B. 394, H.B. 401, H.B. 402, H.B. 407, H.B. 463, H.B. 576 and H.B. 577
1/16/2008 (Senate) Reported favorably by Joint Education Committee
1/16/2008 (Senate) Referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee
6/23/2008 (Senate) Reported favorably as amended by Senate Committee on Ways and Means
6/23/2008 (Senate) Committee Amendments Adopted
6/23/2008 (Senate) New Draft Substituted, See S.B. 2766

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None

 Other Resources

E-lert—February 5, 2008—Massachusetts: Change in Compulsory School Attendance Age Stopped for This Year

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Bill History