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This bill would empower school boards to refuse to grant an excuse if a truancy complaint is merely pending against a child. In other words, even if the person is totally innocent, the school board could prevent them from homeschooling just because a complaint was filed.
This bill also opens the door for schools to easily file frivolous complaints just to prevent kids from pulling out of the public school. And they could drag their heels and make it take months to resolve the complaint, during which time the child would be forced to languish in private school.
01/30/2014 - First reading, referred to Senate Education.
02/11/2014 - Deferred to the 41st day, 6 Yes, 0 No, bill is effectively dead.
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HSLDA E-lert, Feb. 4, 2014: "Please Call Immediately to Oppose Attack on Homeschooling Rights"