House Bill 216: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18

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House Bill 216: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
Sponsors:
Representative Jose C. Gardner
Summary:

This bill would increase the compulsory attendance age from 17 to 18. And if the student turns 18 during the school year, he would be required to complete the school year. A child who was 17 or 18 would be permitted to withdraw from school with a parent's permission. HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education.

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

02/10/2012     (House)     Referred to Education
03/06/2012     (House)     Died in committee

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