Senate Bill 347: Increasing Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18

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Last Updated: April 15, 2010
Senate Bill 347: Increasing Compulsory Attendance Age from 17 to 18
Sponsors:
Senator Rodger Mell Smitherman
Summary:

This bill would increase the compulsory attendance age from 17 to 18 for all students. If a child turned 18 during the school year, he or she would be required to remain enrolled for the rest of the year. Even at the end of the school year an adult over the age of 18 would only be permitted to withdraw from school prior to graduation if the parent consented and the school conducted an exit interview with the parent and child.

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

2/2/2010 (Senate) Read for the first time and referred to the Senate Committe on Finance Taxation Education
4/14/2010 (Senate) Read for the second time and placed on the calendar; Pending favorable third reading on day 29 from committee on Finance and Taxation Education
4/14/2010 (Senate) Indefinitely postponed

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