House Bill 970: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18

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Last Updated: January 17, 2011
House Bill 970: Raises Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18
Sponsors:
Representatives Omeria Scott and Bryant W. Clark
Summary:

This bill would raise the compulsory attendance age from 17 to 18 or graduation from high school. A student who is 17 or 18 may withdraw from school with the parent's permission after an exit interview at public school. This bill would also impose a penalty on parents of $50 per day for absences. If more than 30 days are missed, the parent may be fined $500 or imprisoned for six months.

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

1/17/2011     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
2/01/2011     (House)     Died in committee

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