Senate Bill 20: Increases Compulsory Attendance Age Range

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Last Updated: January 20, 2011
Senate Bill 20: Increases Compulsory Attendance Age Range
Sponsors:
Sen. Robin Wright-Jones
Summary:

This bill would raise the upper limit of compulsory attendance age in Saint Louis from 17 to 18. It also lowers the lower limit of compulsory attendance age from 7 to 5 in Saint Louis. Although this bill is written in such a manner that the lower compulsory attendance age ostensibly wouldn't apply to families that intend to homeschool, there is no method provided in the statute for evaluating if a family does actually intend to homeschool. This bill will result in harassment for families in Saint Louis who don't put their 5- and 6-year-old children in public school, and is the first step in lowering the compulsory attendance age for children throughout the state.

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

12/1/2010 - Prefiled
1/5/2011 - First Read
1/12/2011 - Second Read and Referred to Senate Education Committee
2/2/2011 - Hearing in Senate Education Committee Cancelled
2/9/2011 - Hearing Scheduled in Senate Education Committee

This bill failed to pass before the session ended, and is now dead.

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