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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.
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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