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June 7, 2007

Senate Bill 243: Compulsory Attendance Age

Sponsor:
Senator Rob Mayer (R25)

Summary:
Current Missouri law makes school attendance compulsory between the ages of 7 and 16. Further, current law allows the St. Louis school district to raise their compulsory attendance age to 17 under certain circumstances. This act removes the provision for the St. Louis school district and elevates the compulsory school attendance age for all children in Missouri to 17 years of age.

Status:

1/10/2007(Senate) Offered, now awaiting committee referral.
5/30/2007Missouri legislature closed without this bill passing; it is now dead.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

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Bill Text ( requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History