Legislative Bill 72: Amending Truancy Procedures

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Last Updated: July 17, 2013
Legislative Bill 72: Amending Truancy Procedures
Sponsors:
Councilmember Catania, Councilmember Alexander, Councilmember Barry, Councilmember Evans, Councilmember Grosso, Councilmember Bowser, Councilmember Bonds, Councilmember Graham, Councilmember PMendelson
Summary:

Legislative Bill 72 requires schools to notify the Metropolitan Police Department and State Superintendent of a 10th unexcused absence during a school year. The bill also requires educational institutions to report to Child and Family Services for the 10th absences of a child age 5-13, and to the Court Social Services Division and Office of Attorney General after the 15th absence of a child age 14-17.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
1/22/2013 (DC Council) Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
3/27/2013 (DC Council) Passed Education Committee
5/7/2013 (DC Council) Passed First Reading
6/4/2013 (DC Council) Passed Final Reading
6/24/2013 (Mayor) Signed by Mayor

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