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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.
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