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May 16, 2008

House File 3316: Quarterly Report and Compulsory School Attendance Age Changes

Sponsors:
Representatives Carlos Mariani, Denise Dittrich, Sondra Erickson, Mindy Greiling, and Michael Paymar

Summary:
House File 3316 removes the requirement that non-credentialed parent instructors submit quarterly report cards to the local superintendent. It instead requires these parents to keep quarterly report cards on file with other documentation.

H.F. 3316 also provides that once a child under age 7 has been enrolled in first grade or higher in a public school, that student is subject to Minnesota’s compulsory school attendance laws. (Current law provides that children under age 7 enrolled in public kindergarten are subject to compulsory school attendance laws.)

Status:

2/21/2008(House) Introduced
2/21/2008(House) Referred to E-12 Education Committee
3/17/2008(House) Committee Report: To pass as amended
3/17/2008(House) Second Reading
3/17/2008(House) Re-referred to Governmental Operation, Reform, Technology, and Elections Committee
3/19/2008(House) Committee Report: To pass as amended
3/19/2008(House) Second Reading
4/17/2008(House) Referred to Chief Clerk for comparison with S.F. 3001
4/21/2008(House) Bills not identical
4/21/2008(House) House File indefinitely postponed; see Senate File in House (S.F. 3001)

HSLDA’s Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—March 19, 2008—Minnesota: Legislation to Advance Freedom by Removing Quarterly Report Submission Requirement

E-lert—Mary 15, 2008—Minnesota: Governor Tim Pawlenty Vetoes Compulsory School Attendance Bill

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