LD 747 Gives Every Local School Board Power To Set Their Own Age Locally When Compulsory Schooling Starts

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Last Updated: March 2, 2017
LD 747 Gives Every Local School Board Power To Set Their Own Age Locally When Compulsory Schooling Starts
Sponsors:
Representative Nathan Wadsworth
Summary:

Under current law, the Maine state legislature sets one age for the entire state for when compulsory schooling must start. LD 747 transfers that power to every local school board. This could result in a crazy-quilt across the state as to when compulsory school age starts. There is nothing that would prevent a school board from establishing 5, 4, 3, 2, or even 1 as the age at which compulsory age starts. School boards could change the age with very little public notice or discussion.

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