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House Bill 40: Compulsory School Attendance Age Change
Representatives Debbie Hammons (D), Pete Illoway (R), and Del McOmie (R), and Senators Jim Anderson (R) and Michael Von Flatern (R)
House Bill 40 raises the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 17. It also adds an exception allowing a child to withdraw from school if his parent/guardian meets with a public school official, consents to the withdrawal, and certifies that the child has attended public or private school for at least three years.
|1/14/2008||(House) Prepared for Introduction|
|2/11/2008||(House) Received for Introduction|
|2/12/2008||(House) Introduced, Referred to House Education Committee|
|2/13/2008||(House) Defeated in Education Committee, Vote 5-4|
Neutral. Though the bill does effectively raise the age of compulsory school attendance, the bill’s sponsors have committed to amendments that will exempt homeschoolers from additional reporting requirements.
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