House File 46/Senate File 20: Compulsory Attendance Age Increased for the Requirements of High School Graduation

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House File 46/Senate File 20: Compulsory Attendance Age Increased for the Requirements of High School Graduation
House Senate
Sponsors:
Mariani, War, Wagenius, Davnie, Simon, Champion, Moran, and Hayden
Sponsors:
Senators Wiger
Summary:

House File 46 and Senate File 20 are companion bills. If passed, they would increase the maximum age of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age unless the student graduates. Despite this change, the bills do not require parents to submit a compulsory instruction report for students ages 16 and over. This change would become effective starting with the 2013-2014 school year.

Summary:

House File 46 and Senate File 20 are companion bills. If passed, they would increase the maximum age of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age unless the student graduates. Despite this change, the bills do not require parents to submit a compulsory instruction report for students ages 16 and over. This change would become effective starting with the 2013-2014 school year.

Status:

1/10/2011     (House)     Introduced and first reading
1/10/2011     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
1/13/2011     (House)     Authors added: Simon, Champion and Moran
1/20/2011     (House)     Author added: Hayden

Status:

1/10/2011     (Senate)     Introduced and first reading
1/10/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education Committee

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

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