House File 28: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18

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House File 28: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
Sponsors:
Hunter
Summary:

This bill would raise the general cutoff age of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 in Iowa. Although this general provision would not apply to students receiving competent private instruction, the bill also specifies that if a child turns 16 during the school year while receiving competent private instruction, the child will remain subject to attendance requirements until the school year ends. Currently, a student receiving competent providing instruction is free of compulsory attendance requirements upon turning 16.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/16/2013 Introduced, referred to Education
01/17/2013 Placed in Subcommittee

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