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April 2, 2008

Senate File 3574: Quarterly Report and Compulsory Attendance Age Changes

Sponsors:
Senators Charles Wiger, Kathy Saltzman, LeRoy Stumpf, and Patricia Torres Ray

Summary:
Senate File 3574 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.

S.F. 3574 also changes the compulsory school attendance age to “seven or enrollment in first grade and 18 years of age,” unless the student has graduated from high school. Despite this change, the bill explicitly exempts homeschooling parents from the requirement to submit a compulsory instruction report for students ages 16 and over.

Status:

3/10/2008(Senate) Introduction and First Reading
3/10/2008(Senate) Referred to Education Committee
3/11/2008(Senate) Committee Report: To pass as amended and re-refer to Judiciary Committee
3/17/2008(Senate) Committee Report: To pass as amended
3/17/2008(Senate) Second Reading
3/25/2008(Senate) General Order: Stricken and re-referred to Finance

HSLDA’s Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert: March 11, 2008—Minnesota—Bills Introduced to Raise Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18

Bill Text

Bill History