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