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August 11, 2009

Senate Bill 291: Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion

Author:
Sen. Charlie Shields

Summary:
This bill would, among other things, mandate that children are subject to compulsory attendance requirements until the age of 17 or until the child successfully completes 16 credits toward high school graduation. For the purposes of this requirement, a “credit” is 100 hours or more of instruction in a course. The previous compulsory attendance age in Missouri was 16.

Status:

7/13/2009Signed by Governor

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time.

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Bill Text (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History