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March 13, 2008

Senate Bill 2355: An Act Expanding Compulsory School Attendance Ages

Author:
Senator Alice Harden

Summary:
This bill would expand the compulsory attendance age at both ends. Children who became 6 years old by January 1 of the school year would have to begin to attend school at 5 years old. Students who didn’t turn 17 until after January 1 would have to stay in school the entire school year. HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education. This bill is now dead.

Status:

1/25/2008Introduced and Referred to the Senate Committees on Education and Appropriations
2/19/2008Died in Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

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Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History