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This bill would require school attendance officers to collect and maintain unspecified information on each child in a home instruction program and to report this information to the youth court judge or the chancellor of a court of competent jurisdiction in order to exempt the child from truancy. There is no limit to the type of information which must be obtained by the attendance officer. Further, the court would have to grant permission for a child to be homeschooled in every instance after determining that the child was not truant.
Additionally, this bill would add a provision to the law that a child of compulsory attendance age who is no longer in a home instruction program must be enrolled in a public or nonpublic school. The law already requires such a child to be enrolled in a public or nonpublic school, so this proposed change is completely unnecessary.
02/13/2012 (House) Referred to Education; Judiciary B
03/06/2012 (House) Died in committee
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