Senate Bill 103: Compulsory Attendance Changes

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Senate Bill 103: Compulsory Attendance Changes
Sponsors:
Tonya Schuitmaker, Judy Emmons
Summary:

This bill makes changes to the compulsory attendance law. It provides that a child shall not be suspended or expelled solely for being truant or chronically absent. It further defines “documentation” and “excused absence” and provides that "truant" is 10 or more unexcused absences and that a child can only be considered truant once in a particular school year.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
2/07/2017 Senate Introduced, referred to Families, Seniors, and Human Services
3/14/2017 Senate Reported favorably to Committee of the Whole
5/17/2017 Senate Substitute S-2 concurred in; placed on 3rd reading
5/18/2017 Senate Passed 28-9
5/18/2017 House Introduced, read 1st time, referred to Judiciary

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