House Bill 478: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18

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Last Updated: March 6, 2012
House Bill 478: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18
Sponsors:
Representatives Sherra Hillman Lane and Kevin Horan
Summary:

This bill would raise the compulsory school attendance age from 17 to 18 or graduation from high school. A student who turned 18 during the school year would be required to complete that school year. A child who was 17 or 18 would be permitted to withdraw from school with a parent's permission.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes any expansion of state control over education. This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

02/13/2012     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
03/06/2012     (House)     Died in committee

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