|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Repeals provisions relating to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children three years after the effective date ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Alternative Secondary School Funding Formulas|
Amends current law for any alternative secondary school to have their full-term average daily attendance used to calculate support units for...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Clarify In-district School Assignment Appeal Process|
SB 356 clarifies that a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child has a right to appeal the trustee's school ass...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Enrollment of Nonresident Child of District Employee|
Permits SEEK funding to be distributed to a school that enrolls a nonresident pupil who attends a district in which the pupil's parent is em...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Enrollment/Readmission of Student with Previous Contact with Juvenile Justice System|
Prohibits a public school from denying enrollment or readmission to a pupil solely on the basis that he/she has had contact with the juvenil...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Residency Requirements for Foster Children|
Provides a pupil who is a foster child who remains in his/her school of origin has met the residency requirements for school attendance (pre...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Public Accountability Report Card at Student Enrollment|
S.B. 316 - Public Accountability Report Card at Student Enrollment
Provides that when a student enrolls in a school operated by a school district, a school official with responsibility for admissions must pr...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Residency for Children of Divorced Parents|
Revises the legal residency requirements for purposes of school attendance for children of divorced parents and children whose parents share...
|MA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Provides definitions of military terms and provides that this legislation applies to active duty members of the uniformed services, members ...
|LA||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Louisiana Seat Time Waiver|
LAC 28:CXV.907 and 1103
Amends §907, "Secondary Class Times and Carnegie Credit," and §1103, "Compulsory Attendance" to accommodate the newly developed Louisiana Se...
|VA||Vetoed 05/2012||P-12||Public Schools; Residency of Children in Kinship Care|
Allows a child receiving kinship care from a close relative to enroll in the school division where the kinship care provider resides. The bi...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||School Success Task Force Extended|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly and adds a member to the Task Force representing City of ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Average Daily Membership|
Limits the window during which the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) can conduct Average Daily Membership (ADM) audits to three years fr...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Attendance Records, Unexcused Absences|
Requires that declarations of intent and attendance records for home study programs be submitted to the department of education rather than ...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Residency Determination for Homeless Students|
Provides clarification on the district of residence for a homeless pupil, such that the pupil resides in the district where the parent or gu...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Adopts the "Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children." Provides for the purpose and policy of the compact. Provid...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Age for Kindergarten or First Grade Entry for Children Moving from Abroad|
H.B. 706 - Age for Kindergarten or First Grade Entry for Children Moving from Abroad
Clarifies that provisions for child's entry into kindergarten and 1st grade for a child who was a legal resident of one or more states two y...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Changes provisions relating to compulsory attendance. Retains upper age of 16 but lays out an explicit process and requirements for early wi...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Interstate Compact on Students of Military Families|
Provides for an interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. Facilitates enrollment and placement of children of mil...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Excused Absence and Military Deployment|
From bill summary: Includes spending time with an immediate family member who is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has bee...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Documents to Demonstrate Residency|
From bill summary: Requires a school district to accept a wide range of documents and representations from the parent or legal guardian of a...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Children of Active Dury Parents|
Provides that at the time of annual enrollment or at any time during the school year, a school district or a recognized non-public school se...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Stalking No Contact Orders|
Directs the court, when issuing a stalking no contact order, to weigh specified considerations when the petitioner and the respondent attend...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Conditional School Attendance in Absence of Pertussis Boosters|
Until June 30, 2012, allows a county office of education, district governing board or charter school governing body to allow a student in gr...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||County and Local School Attendance Review Boards|
From bill summary: Specifically requires a representative of school, county or community mental health personnel to be appointed to a county...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Excused and Unexcused Absences|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 16, 18
Sec. 16 - Requires boards of education to provide written notice to parents that unexcused absences could result in a complaint filed with t...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Establishes Truancy Clinic Pilot in Children's Probate Court|
Allows the Probate Court Administrator to, within available appropriations, establish a pilot truancy clinic within the regional children's ...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Defines "attend" for purposes of the compulsory school attendance law. Requires school corporations to have a policy outlining both excused ...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Provisions - Enrollment|
Section 1304 clarifies that districts must admit students during at least the first two weeks of school.
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Attendance|
Relating to school attendance. Requires school districts to adopt attendance notification policies and specifies the required elements. Prov...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Residency Dispute Resolution|
Provides further detail on the procedure for resolving residency disputes. Excludes homeless children from the list of pupils whose residenc...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Makes permanent the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. Deletes the definition of ''test period". Deletes p...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Adjudication of Cases Regarding Failure to Attend School and Parent Contributing to Nonattendance|
From fiscal note: Generally, the criminal offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance are adjudicated in j...
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||School Success Task Force|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly. Directs the task force to submit a report by December 31...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Responsibility for Truancy|
States that a parent, guardian or other person who has control of a truant student commits educational neglect. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapt...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Attendance Laws Apply to Remedial Instruction|
States that attendance laws shall apply to remedial instruction for students who are determined to require such instruction, including summe...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Foster Care Student Attending Court Proceedings|
Provides that a foster care student who attends court proceedings relating to the student's foster care must not be counted as an absence, e...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Amends Compulsory School Ages|
S.B. 100 - Compulsory School Age Provision
Among other provisions, changes the compulsory school age from 7-16 to 6-16.
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Enables West Virginia to participate as a member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Establishes the...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Kindergarten|
S.B. 1256--Kindergarten Finance
Arizona Revised Statute 15-821 is clarified. If a child who has not reached the age of five before September 1 of the current school year is...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Clarifies and Defines Attendance|
Creates a new section that defines attendance (absence) (15.1 - 20 - 02.1).
1. To be deemed in attendance for purposes of this chapter, a ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Special Arrangements for Truant Student|
Authorizes parents to petition for special arrangments to address student absences prior to a student accumulating the maximum number of abs...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Adds a fifth citizen member to the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and specifies...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Excusal|
Amends statute to state that once a parent or guardian of a child files an application with a school official for excusal,
the child shall b...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12||Truants|
A.B. 1610 - Truants
Requires initial parental notification of child's status as truant to be made using the most cost-effective method possible, including e-mai...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Reporting Pupil Attendance Data|
From bill summary: Requires the department of education, contingent on federal funding for this purpose and in consultation with the departm...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Chronic Truant|
From bill summary: Defines a chronic truant as any pupil absent from school without a valid excuse for 10% or more of the school days in one...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Determining Pupil Residency for Attendance in a District|
From bill analysis: Requires school districts to accept reasonable evidence that a pupil meets residency requirements for school attendance ...
|GA||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Student Enrollment and Withdrawal|
GA ADC 160-5-1-.28
Amends provisions related to student enrollment and withdrawal. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.28.pdf...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Enrollment of Child under 5 Who Is Child of Military Personnel|
S.B. 1246 - Enrollment of Child under 5 Who Is Child of Military Personnel
Permits public school entry of child who does not turn 5 by August 31 of the school year but whose parent is an active duty member of U.S. a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12|
|Excused Absences For Religious Observances|
Requires principals, community colleges and universities to authorize a minimum of two excused absences each academic year for religious obs...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Adult Education Programs|
Students who are 16 to 18 years old and are enrolled in an adult education program shall be considered to be in compliance with the school a...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Attendance Policies|
Prevents a city, parish, or other local public school board from denying admission or readmission to students of suitable age who resides wi...
|GA||Vetoed 06/2010||P-12||Compulsory School Attendance|
S.B. 239 - Section 2
Requires a parent whose child is of compulsory school age and who becomes a new resident of a local school system to enroll his/her child in...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Truancy - Parental Consequences|
Authorizes a prosecutor to allow parents or guardians of children violating truancy laws to attend parent education training and parent-teac...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Habitual Truants Need Not Be Readmitted Through Open Enrollment|
If a pupil attending the school district under open enrollment (OEP) is habitually truant (absent from school without an acceptable
|NH||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Truancy|
Makes various changes to the laws on truancy; provides for excused absences, parental responsibility and petitions for children in need of s...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Interscholastic Athletics|
Requires the state board of education or any agency designated by the state board to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Parental Notification of Nonattendance|
Clarifies that, in addition to the attendance officer, school personnel, and volunteers, the school principal or his designee is responsible...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Religious Holidays|
Requires local school boards to develop policies ensuring that any student's absence because of the observance of a religious holiday be rec...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Kindergarten Entrance|
Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years old by July 31, beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Previously, the cutoff da...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Professional Development for Department of Human Services Staff; 1st Grade Start Age for Certain Students|
Requires the department of human services to operate a comprehensive professional development system called the Gateways to Opportunity prog...
|KY||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Recording Student Attendance|
702 KAR 7:125
Adds section providing definitions of: "full day of attendance" (student in attendance at least 65% of regularly-scheduled school day), "tar...
|NV||Rule Adoption 10/2009||P-12||CREDIT GRANTED|
Revises provisions governing credit granted for a specific course of study without having attended regularly scheduled classes.
|NV||Rule Adoption 10/2009||P-12||ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE|
NAC 387.048, .215
Revises provisions governing the reasons listed in the master register of enrollment and attendance for withdrawal of a pupil.
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Excused Absence to Participate in Civic Engagement Activities|
Amends existing law that authorizes a pupil to be excused from school for specified reasons. Includes civic engagement activities offered by...
|WI||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12|
Beginning on September 1, 2011, a school board may not enroll a child in the first grade in a school in the school district, including in a ...
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Student Absences|
Requires teachers to notify administrators when a student is absent without an excuse. Requires administrators to investigate the absence. P...
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Entrance Ages, Upper Statutory Age|
Modifies 15.1-06-01. Changes the cut-off date for enrollment in grade one from September first to August first. For kindergarten, the cut-of...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Excused Absences for Extracurricular Activities|
H.B. 1 - Section 3321.041
Defines "extracurricular activity". Requires districts to provide students with up to four days of excused absence per school year for a stu...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Truancy and Tardiness Policies|
Spells out policies for habitual absence and tardiness of students, including penalties for violations by parents and legal guardians or cus...
|LA||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Attendance for Military Family Students|
Allows excused absences for students for visitation with a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces or the National Guard of a state and s...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Excused Absence to Visit Colleges|
Allows districts to grant excused absences for juniors and seniors visiting institutions of higher education. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Election Clerks|
Allows certain high school students to serve as election clerks. Provides an excused absence for such service. Adds new section 33.092 allow...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Interstate Military Compact|
Adds Alabama to the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, an interstate compact to address the education t...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Military Students|
Provides for the transfer of students who are military dependents into a local school system. Provides that students must be placed in grade...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Enrollment of a Teacher's Child in Nonresident District|
Allows a student whose parent or guardian is employed by a school district or educational service cooperative to continue attendance at a no...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Superintendent Approval of Absences for Medical and Dental Appointments|
Deletes the requirement that the school superintendent must approve student absences for medical and dental appointments. Authorizes a desig...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion -- not for Attendance Offenses only|
H.B. 660; S.B. 241
Prohibits a principal from suspending or expelling a student from school solely for attendance-related offenses.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Compulsory Attendance and Unexcused Absenses|
Changes terms and notice provisions of compulsory attendance policies; clarifies how unexcused absences are determined; requires reports.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Education Policies for Military Children|
Adds 53A-11-1401 through -1404, collectively known as Education Policies for Military Children. Provides definitions. Allows for certain exc...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Missed Days Due to Weather|
Allows a local board of education in a county identified as a federal disaster area because of Tropical Storm Ike and the severe weather sto...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Children of Civilian Military Employees|
Relates to students of civilian military employees; provides students of civilian military employees the same rights as students of military...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Excused School Absence|
Requires a school principal to give up to 10 days excused school absence for children of Armed Forces servicemembers if the parent is statio...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Educational Sucess for Military Children|
Removes barriers to educational success for military children.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Suspension of Driver's License Due to Truancy|
Provides for the suspension of the driver's license or learner's permit of any minor who has 10 or more unexcused absences from public schoo...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Sufficient Cause for Suspension|
Provides that the sufficient cause necessary to suspend a student cannot rest solely on instances of tardiness or truancy.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||School Attendance Laws|
Ensures consistent public school attendance laws.
|CO||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Attendence and Truancy Data|
1 CCR 301-78
Provides specificity for consistency in reporting attendance and truancy data across school districts and BOCES. Allows the usage these indi...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Truancy|
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if a code violation involves a municipal ordinance regulating truants, the hearing date mu...
|WY||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||School Foundation Program|
These emergency rules amend the existing rules related to the school foundation program. The emergency rules provide additional definitions...
Requires a school district to accept any documents and representations from the parent or guardian of a pupil that reasonably provide eviden...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Habitual Truancy and Habitual Tardiness|
Revises provisions related to habitual truancy and habitual tardiness. Requires a student's parent to enforce the student's attendance at th...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Committee to Study Truancy Laws|
Establishes a committee to study the truancy laws; provides for membership and compensation, duties, chairperson and quorum, and report of f...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Compact on Education for Children of Military Families|
Provides an interstate compact to ensure standards for educational records for children of military families.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Absences for Children of Active-Duty Parents|
Provides that a child whose parent is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard and such parent has been called to duty for or...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Attendance|
Relates to notification of the parents of a student who is enrolled in an elementary school of an unexcused absence; relates to notifying pa...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Student Absences when Parents Are Deployed|
Establishes that a student's absence because a parent, legal guardian or sibling is being deployed or returning from active duty is an excus...
|VT||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Absences for Attending Town Meetings|
Prohibits employers and schools from penalizing employees and students who are absent in order to attend town meeting; provides an employee ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Status Offenders|
Defines "nonoffender" as a child alleged to be dependent, neglected, or abused and who has not been otherwise charged with a status or publi...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Response to High Truancy Rates|
H.B. 285; S.B.96
Requires a county board of education to require elementary schools with certain truancy rates to implement a positive behavioral interventio...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Truancy and Attendance Reporting|
Requires the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for the standardized calculation of unexcused absences of students; requires a sch...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Reporting of Absences Due to Detainment|
Relates to youth detained in juvenile detention centers; requires Youth Detention Staff to notify School Districts if a detained child misse...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Attendance Enforcement|
Allows certain law enforcement officers to inspect student attendance records and to enforce the attendance laws and requires an affidavit a...
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Compulsory Attendance, Exit Exams|
LAC 28:CXV.1103, 2323, and 2324
Makes changes to Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators:
1103: Allows students in danger of failing due to excessive a...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Excused Absence for Court Appearance|
House Bill 2455 amends the Education Code to require a school district to grant an excused absence for a student ordered to make a court app...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Clarifies Exemptions to Compulsory School Attendance|
Inserts clarifications to the exceptions to the compulsory school attendance statute.
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Twins or Multiples Class Assignment|
Allows a parent or guardian of twins or other multiples to request a classroom placement for the children. Provides that a parent or guardia...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Raises Compulsory School Age|
Raises from 16 to 18 the age for compulsory school attendance and provides a procedure for a pupil who is at least 16 years of age to obtain...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Defines "Person in Parental Relationship"|
Defines "Person in parental relationship" as an adult who has physical custody of a child or resides in the same household as the child, int...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Admission Requirements|
Modifies school admission requirements. Moves cut-off date for enrollment to August 31 from October 16.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Pilot: of Mandated Attendance for Suspended Students|
Adds a new section: A pilot project of mandated attendance in an alternative school for students who have been suspended shall be establishe...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Student Truancy Policy|
Strengthens the truancy laws by making it a Class E crime for parents who fail to take corrective measures for truant children from kinderga...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits|
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Truancy Reporting|
Increases the time frame required for a school district to report to certain authorities, from seven to 10 days, if a student has not attend...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Pupil Truancy|
Require a report of pupils who drop out of school in grade 8 to be included in the reports of accountability prepared by the State Board of ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Permitting Attendance of Students to Age 26|
Permits students who are at least 21 years of age and under 26 years of age on the first day of September of any school year to be eligible ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Coordinator|
S.B. 155; L
Concerns compulsory school attendance. This bill adds to the duties of the attendance coordinator serving as the liaison between the school ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Enhanced Truancy Court Activities|
Provides for enhanced Truancy Court activities in the Justice of the Peace Court. Eliminates the need to transfer a case of contempt by a ju...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Requiring Attendance of Those Voluntarily Attending School|
H.B. 566 authorizes school districts to require persons who voluntarily enroll in school or voluntarily attend school after their 18th birt...
|MT||To governor 04/2007||P-12||Services for Developmentally Disabled|
Relates to services for individuals who are developmentally distabled, clarifies that such individuals may return to high school after gradu...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Alternative Pathways to a Diploma|
Finds that the state's commitment to providing a basic education for all public school students under the age of twenty-one should continue ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|High School Redesign|
H.B. 584/S.B. 561
Provides for high school redesign. Directs the department of education to establish a readiness assessment system to measure the readiness o...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Minimum Compulsory Attendance Age|
Changes the minimum age for compulsory education from seven to six years, on or before August 1 of each year. Compulsory attendance ages the...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Raises Compulsory Attendance Age to 18|
Increases the compulsory attendance age for school attendance from 16 to 18, unless the child has graduated or is excused per certain provis...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Kindergarten Attendance|
Amends 13-28-2 to read: Any child who is five years old on the first day of September is eligible for enrollment in kindergarten during that...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping|
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Policies|
Amends existing law that specifically authorizes a court to order a person who is convicted for failing to comply with compulsory attendance...
|GA||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Remediation, Charter Schools, Class Size, Student Attendance|
GAC 160-4-5-.01; -4-9-.04; -5-1-.08, -.10
Clarifies rules regarding the following:
Remedial education for students in grades 6-12: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/160/4/5/01.pdf...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2006||P-12||Compulsory Attendance in Baltimore|
Increases the age range for compulsory public school attendance in Baltimore City to between the ages of 5 years old and 18 years old; requi...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Task Force|
H.B. 36; SB 741
Establishes a Task Force to Study Raising the Compulsory Public School Attendance Age to 18; requires the Task Force to evaluate and make re...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Compulsory Attendance for Blind Students|
Concerns Education; revises the age of children to whom the compulsory school attendance requirements for blind children apply from between ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Age and Hour Requirements|
Concerns the age specifications relating to compulsory school attendance. Every child who has attained the age of seven years and is under t...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Requirements for Students Leaving School at Age 16|
H.B. 7087 (Section 18)
If a student decides to leave school at age 16, several procedures must be followed. This bill adds the following requirements:
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Excused Absences|
Provides that a student whose parent or legal guardian is in military service is granted up to 5 excused absences per school year to visit w...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Excused Absences for Children of Military Families|
Excuses children from school on days of deployment and return from deployment for military service of a parent or guardian. Provides that if...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Hospital/Homebound Instruction|
Establishes procedures for hospital/homebound instruction for a student who is enrolled in regular or special education and who, as a result...
|WV||Rule Adoption 04/2006||P-12||Attendance|
Title 126, Series 81
Amends rules regarding half-day attendance and specific ages for compulsory school attendance. Identifies the specific number of days in whi...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Students Attending Nonclassroom Activities|
H.B. 1347 Section 14
Allows a district to authorize the absence and excuse of a student who attends any educationally related nonclassroom activity. Requires any...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Penalties for Compulsory Attendance Violations|
Clarifies the summons or warrant and complaint process when a parent, custodian or guardian fails to comply with compulsory attendance laws ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Advancing Kindergarten-Age Students to First Grade|
Clarifies that a school district may advance a child through the primary program if he or she is at least five but less than six years old; ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Penalty for False Statement of Residency|
Provides that any person who knowingly makes a false statement concerning the residency of a child for the purpose of avoiding tuition charg...
|NV||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Maximum Age for a High Schooler|
Establishes rules regarding maximum age for a high school pupil in Nevada -- to allow for basic support apportionment for pupils who are ove...
|MD||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Attending school outside of county|
COMAR 13A.08.05.01 thru .07
Requires a county superintendent to allow a child who is a Maryland resident to attend a public school free of charge in a county other than...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Truancy Assessment and Service Centers|
Re-establishes Truancy Assessment and Service Centers to identify, assess and intervene to ensure K-6 students attend school regularly. Whil...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||The Parental Participation Pilot Project|
Provides that by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, the State Board of Education shall by rule establish a parental participation p...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Change of Residence Due to Parent's Military Service Obligation|
Provides that if a pupil's change of residence is due to the military service obligation of a person who has legal custody of the pupil, the...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Parent Responsibility for Truant Children|
Amends 2728 and 2729 of Title 14 to clarify that when both parents are listed on a student's school records and both parents are Delaware re...
|CA||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Attendance Review Board Recommendations|
Under existing law, a county school attendance review board may be established in each county to propose and promote the
use of alternatives...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||Excusal for Military Service|
From bill analysis: Requires an institution of higher education to excuse a student from attending classes or engaging in other required act...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 47. 05/2005||P-12||Authorizes boards of trustees of school districts to accommodate medical absences in policy for attendance of pupils at school|
AN ACT relating to education; authorizing the board of trustees of a school district to accommodate certain pupils who are physically or men...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Laws|
Repeals the authority for the Governor to suspend all or any part of compulsory attendance requirements because of a riot, insurrection, pub...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||General Assembly Pages|
Provides an excused absence from school for the one day a student is serving as a page for the general assembly. States that the student may...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School District Attendance Policies|
Relates to compulsory school attendance; requires that school district attendance policies use withdrawal of students pursuant to the defini...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Protections for Foster Care Children|
Clarifies that the public schools in a school divisions shall be free to children in foster care living in that school division in the same ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||False Statements on Child Residency|
Creates a Class 4 misdemeanor charge for making a false statement concerning the residency of a child in a particular school division or sch...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truancy|
Establishes that any student enrolled in a public school who is over 18 but not 21 years of age and who has been absent from school without ...
|ND||To governor 03/2005||P-12||School Attendance|
Relates to contract terms for the cross-border attendance of elementary and high school students.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truant|
Revises the definition of a "habitual truant." Revises the provisions applicable to proceedings against parents and guardians whose children...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Nonresident Student Contracts|
Relates to nonresident student contracts; allows two local school districts to enter into a nonresident student contract for more than one y...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Cross Border Education Contracts|
Allows the Department of Education to enter into certain enrollment agreements with the State of North Dakota; compensates certain school di...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Code|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to allow a child with a disability who has completed four years of high sch...
|NM||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Public School Administration/Accountability/Standards|
Establishes rules regarding compulsory school attendance. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.010.0008.htm ...
|NJ||To governor 12/2004||P-12||School Time Curfew Ordinances|
Permits municipalities to adopt school-time curfew ordinances for juveniles....
|OH||Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||Education Program for Parents of Truant Students|
Amends rules relating to the establishment of an education program for parents of truant students. OHIO REG 11546 (SN)...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Charter Schools and Student Discipline/Attendance|
Prohibits a school district governing board from denying a charter school petition, unless it makes findings that the petition lacks a descr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Health Services Authorization Affidavit|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 12: Existing law deems a pupil to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district if the pu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Laws|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Extends authorization to January 1, 2006 for a court to order a person who is convicted for failing to comply with compulsory attendance law...
|GA||Adopted 08/2004||P-12||Class Size; Absences and Excuses|
GAC 160-5-1-.08; -.10
Clarifies rules regarding class size, absences and excuses. Renames chapter on absences as Student Attendance. Provides definition of truant...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Compulsory School Age; Alternative Education|
Increases the compulsory school age from 16 to 17 years of age, with exceptions. Provides that certain provisions that apply to truant offic...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Student Enrollment|
Amends the School Code. Allows a school or school district to deny enrollment to a student 16 years of age or older for one semester for fai...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Minor Age Increase For Non School Attendance|
Provides that each school district shall have the power to require minors from sixteen to seventeen years of age to attend upon full time da...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Juvenile Service Center Truancy and Assessment|
Authorizes any parish in the state, not just pre-existing pilot program parishes, to create truancy and assessment and service centers. Loui...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Public School Attendance|
Amends the required age of a child for school attendance. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=HB0338Z&session=23...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Mandatory Attendance Requirements for Grades 9 - 12|
Establishes rules regarding mandatory attendance requirements for grades 9 - 12. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20169%20mandatory%20atten...
|RI||To governor 06/2004||P-12||No Pass No Drive|
Provides that if a minor accumulates fifteen (15) unexcused absences within ninety (90) calendar days, they are ineligible for driving privi...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 06/2004||P-12||Drivers License Requirement|
Would set eligibility requirements for school attendance to obtain a driver's license for minor students. This act would take effect on Janu...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Adequate Education Program|
Relates to Adequate Education Program; deletes repealer on high growth school district formula.
If during the year for which adequate edu...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Truancy Reduction Pilot Program|
Authorizes the establishment of a Truancy Reduction Pilot Program in certain counties; establishes that failure of children to attend school...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12|
|Compulsory Attendance Exemption for Concurrently Enrolled Students|
H.B. 2795 (multiple provisions)
Section 1: Allows student age 16 or 17 to be exempt from compulsory attendance requirements if student is regularly enrolled in a school and...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Office Of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement|
Deletes repealer on the Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement.
Extends the repealer on the Office of Compulsory School Attenda...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Task Force to Study Attendance in Public Schools|
Establishes the Task Force to Study Attendance in Public Schools to study current practices within school districts in the state regarding s...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Provisions|
Provides for the revision of certain provisions regarding education flexibility and accountability; requires the State Board of Education to...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Residency When Custodial Parents Span Districts|
Requires the state board to formulate policy for attendance and transfer of students whose custodial parents reside in two local education a...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||State Auditor|
Provides the State Auditor with authority to establish effective and efficient policies and procedures for auditing student attendance and d...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Ages|
LB 868 changes the mandatory ages for compulsory education. From the fiscal note: Currently, ages are from age 7 through
age 15. Beginning i...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Attendance Enforcement|
Strengthens the mechanisms for enforcement of the compulsory school attendance law; removes the restriction on the court's use of contempt p...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Notification to Parents of Rights of Students|
Directs local school boards to notify parents of the educational rights of students who fail to graduate or who have failed to achieve the n...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Excused Absences from School|
Requires a school principal to give a student an excused absence of up to ten days to pursue an educational enhancement opportunity of signi...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Children With Disabilities|
Provides that an exemption from compulsory attendance student may be granted to 1) a child certified by specified professionals to have a ch...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Compulsory School Attendance|
Excuses from compulsory school attendance requirements persons 16 through 18 years of age who are housed in adult correctional facilities an...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Reporting Student Absenteeism|
Requires a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school to report to the local health department the percentage of student absences ...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Habitual Truants|
Requires the superintendent to send a notice to the parent of a truant informing the parent that the child is truant and the child is requir...
|NM||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||School Attendance|
NMAC 8.200.420; Section 10
Establishes rules amending language to remove school attendance requirements for children under 18 years of age. Clarifies school attendance...
|WI||Signed into law 11/2003||P-12||Dispositional Orders for Truancy|
Provides for the specifications for school attendance of a dispositional order for truant or habitual truant and the disclosure of juvenile ...
|TX||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Student Attendance Accounting|
19 TAC 129.1025
Amends rules concerning student attendance accounting. Adopts by reference the 2003-2004 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook which provid...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Measuring Attendance|
H.B. 3 - Omnibus Bill -- Attendance Rates
Requires the department of education, by January 1, 2004, to provide to the General Assembly a feasible standard for measuring school distri...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||First Grade Entrance Age|
This act would provide that a child, who has or will have completed six (6) years of life on or before September 1, rather than December 1, ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Compulsory Schooling Ages|
Provides that a child, who has or will have completed six (6) years of life by September 1, rather than December 1, of any school year, and ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Truancy|
Relates to truancy; permits local school districts and charter schools to define what constitutes a valid excuse from attending school and t...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Child Welfare Laws|
Enhances the state's ability to protect children; after a student has 10 absences, if a principal finds that the parent has not made a
|NH||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Public School Education Legal Residency|
Relates to legal residency for the purpose of public school education; changes the definition of legal residency for homeless children and y...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Homeschool and Attendance Requirements|
This legislation is in response to the report by the Homeschool Committee as created by SJR 9. This legislation defines the types of homesc...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Health Records|
S.P. 96 (LD 262)
Requires that disciplinary, attendance and health records be included in the records that follow a student who transfers to another school e...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Requirements for Promotion to Next Grade|
Provides that a pupil must be in attendance for a minimum number of days to obtain credit or to be promoted to the next higher grade; requir...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Reciprocity Agreements|
To facilitate the transfer of military personnel and their dependents to and from the public schools of this state, the agency is required t...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Fraudulent Enrollment|
Prohibits out-of-district or out-of-state enrollment within a school system. Restitution for out-of-district or out-of-state enrollment wou...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Enrollment Age EligibilitySAME AS: 592|
Regards age eligibility for enrollment in a public secondary school; authorizes the Commissioner of Education to waive on a case-by-case bas...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Expanding Residency|
Expands "residency" for purposes of attending Washington public schools. Any child who is of school age and otherwise eligible, residing
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Attendance Law|
Concerns a juvenile's right to counsel at proceedings under the School Attendance Law of 1963. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.ns...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||No Pass No Drive Changes|
Expunges motor vehicle license information for nineteen-year-olds when suspensions or revocations of their licenses are due to school attend...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Full School Days|
Requires high school students in grades 9 -12 to attend a full school day. Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, students in
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Attendance Law|
Amends the compulsory attendance law to reflect changes in the general education diploma requirements.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Truancy Court|
Allows a juvenile who is found to be in need of services or in need of supervision for failure to comply with the compulsory school attendan...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Minimum Compulsory School Age|
Provides that the Compulsory School Attendance Law shall apply to any 5-year-old as of September 1st of an academic year, and who is already...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Accountability Report Cards, Other|
Requires the school accountability report card to include the rate of pupils who earn Governor's scholarship awards. Deletes provisions whic...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Compulsory Attendance for Kindergarten|
Makes, commencing 7/1/2004, the Compulsory Attendance Law apply to a child, and the parents or guardian of a child between the ages of 5 and...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Prevention|
This Act requires the building principal to notify a visiting teacher when a student in grades 6 through 12 has ten or more unexcused days ...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Requires children between 16 and 18 years of age to obtain permission from a custodial parent or guardian in order to be exempt from mandato...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2002||P-12||Transfers, Social Studies|
On or before September 1, 2002, the state board must adopt rules to ensure that students who transfer into an Oklahoma school district from ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Charges Against Parents and Students|
Permits civil charges to be brought against a student at the same time that criminal charges are brought against the parent, if the student ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Prevention|
Relates to truancy; mukes state-wide present authorization limited to Shelby County for local education agency to enter into agreement with ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: New Section on Student Conduct and Parental Involvement Goals|
Establishes legislative intent that 1) every K-12 public school student attend school throughout the school year and comply with the school'...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Military Leave of Absence Granted|
Extends active duty military protections and rights to members of the National Guard called or ordered by the Governor to State active duty ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Violation of Court Order for Truancy|
Allows the court to impose incarceration to juvenile detention facility for violating a valid court order under the "School Attendance Law o...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Truancy and Assessment and Service Centers|
Adds a judicial district to the truancy and assessment and service center pilot program. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT5/OU...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement; School Attendance Officers; Task Force for Department Financial Management Practices Review|
Reenacts sections relating to Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement and school attendance officers. Creates a Task Force to Con...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||District Actions Against School Attendance Violations|
Provides a procedure for the board of trustees of a school district when a child is determined to be in violation of school attendance requi...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Adult Presence at Child's School Enrollment|
Clarifies that school districts may require a parent, guardian or custodian to accompany child seeking to enroll in the school district....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Attending Outside the District|
Relates to the counting of students in net enrollment when the transfer of students between counties is effectuated without the agreement of...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill -- Truancy, Dropout Prevention Components|
Any minor who is required to be reported as a truant may be required to attend makeup
classes conducted on one day of a weekend and is subje...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Until Age 18|
, Requires with certain exceptions, persons having control of a child to send such child to school from the child's seventh birthday until h...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Truancy|
Relates to truancy and the authority of justice and municipal courts in relation to children; provides criminal penalties for contributing t...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Remote Internet-Based Courses|
The state board shall adopt rules no later than July 1, 2001, to provide for the implementation of remote internet-based courses. Each dist...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Relates to the compulsory attendance age and attendance at school during the regular school calendar by a child who has reached the age of 1...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cannot Suspend for Truancy|
Prohibits suspension as discipline for failure to attend class; stipulates other methods of discipline may be used for the pupil which may i...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Attendance of Six-Year Olds|
Any person having responsibility for a child between the ages of seven and sixteen years
shall ensure that the child is in attendance at a p...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Students Attending Adult Ed. Programs|
Institutes a monitoring program for students obtaining waivers of school attendance requirements to attend adult education programs....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Age|
Raises compulsory school attendance age from 16 to age 17....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||State Fair an Excuse for Missing School|
Relates to school districts; requires districts to excuse students participating in the state fair from school attendance....
|NY||To governor 12/2000||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Increases the age after which a minor may not be required to attend school from 16 to 17....
|TN||Became law without governor's signature 06/2000||P-12||Tying Drivers License to Attendance|
Requires State to deny drivers license or permit to student withdrawn from secondary school who has 5 or more unexcused absences while atten...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Compulsory School Attendance (part of Safe Schools Bill)|
The age of compulsory school attendance is lowered from age seven to six. ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Compulsory Attendance - Age 18|
Starting July 1, 2001, this act requires students to stay in school until age 18, instead of age 16, unless their parents consent to their l...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Habitual Truancy|
Establishes standard by which school pupils subject to mandatory attendance are found to be habitual truant or truant; authorizes law enforc...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Interstate Agreement for Attendance|
In cases where New Hampshire is party to an interstate school agreement with another state, this bill allows New Hampshire pupils to attend ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Law Enforcement authorized for Truancy Prevention|
Provides that certain law enforcement officers shall be authorized to investigate and file petitions in the proper court against parent or c...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Compulsory Attendance|
The compulsory attendance age is lowered from seven to six. ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - School Attendance Zones|
Allows parents or guardians of students who live closer to a school other than the one to which they are assigned to request to attend the c...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Attendance/Driving Privileges|
Requires the juvenile and domestic relations court to order the denial of driving privileges for at least 30 days to any child at least 13 y...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12|
|K-12 Nonresident Tuition|
Revises the provision authorizing school boards to admit nonresident students and charge such students tuition, to provide that persons of s...