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December 11, 2006

House Bill 376: An Act Lowering the Compulsory Attendance Age

Authors:
Representatives Roebuck, DeWeese, D. Evans, Stetler, Bishop, Leach, Mundy, Shaner, Sturla, Biancucci, Blackwell, Buxton, Cruz, Donatucci, Harper, Jospehs, W. Keller, Manderino, Mann, McGeehan, Reiger, Sahuelson, Thomas, Tigue, Washington, Williams, Youngblood, and J. Taylor

Summary:
This bill would have lowered the compulsory attendance age from 8 to 6. The lower age would not apply to a child whose parents gave notice under the homeschool law that the child’s education was to be provided by the parent. While this would not have required parents with children under 8 to comply with the homeschool law, the parents would still have been bound to provide some form of education to the child. This bill represented an expansion of state control over education and would have imposed additional requirements on parents intending to homeschool. HSLDA opposed this bill.

Status:

02/09/2005Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
11/28/2006 This bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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