|IA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Preschool Enrollment Considered "Of Compulsory Age"|
Adds a new section to require a child who has reached the age of four by September 15 and who is enrolled in the statewide preschool program...
|MS||To governor 04/2013||P-12||School Attendance and Absenteeism|
Amends existing law that a compulsory-school-age child who is absent more than 37% of the instructional day must be considered absent for th...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success|
Creates the Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success to study the issue of high school graduation in the state. Directs...
|LA||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Amends compulsory attendance provisions. Permits the parent/guardian of a student who is at least 16 but not 18 to request a waiver from the...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Kindergarten Requirement|
S.F. 2284 - Division XIII
This section requires that a student who is enrolled in a district and is age 5 by 9/15 be considered of compulsory attendance age unless th...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Reducing Minimum Compulsory School Age|
Lowers the minimum age at which children are required to attend public school from seven to six years of age....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Administration and Enforcement of Compulsory Attendance Laws|
H.B. 706 - Administration and Enforcement of Compulsory Attendance Laws
Clarifies that responsibility for administration and enforcement of compulsory attendance laws is the duty of the state department of educa...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Entrance and Lower Compusory School Ages|
Amends school entrance ages and compulsory school ages. Effective with the 2017-18 school year, kindergarten entrance age is 5 by August 1 a...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
Raises from 16 to 17 the maximum age at which children are required to attend a public school regularly during the entire school year, subje...
|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...
|KY||To governor 03/2012||P-12||Upper Compulsory School Age|
Effective with the 2015-16 school year, permits a local board to raise the upper compulsory school age from 16 to 18. Requires a local board...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Attendance - Early Grades|
Provides that all children ages 5 or 6 enrolled in a public school are required to attend regularly. (sec. 13)
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Ages|
H.B. 5061 and S.B. 46
Raises the upper age for compulsory attendance from 16 to age 18. Add enrollment in a postsecondary institution an exception for this requir...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Compulsory Attendance and GED|
Indicates that a child who is at least seventeen years of age and who, after successfully completing a program established by the State Boar...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Compulsory Attendance|
A.B. 138--Compulsory Attendance
Bill repeals provisions relating to the exemption of children from compulsory school attendance as follows: Repeals 392.090 which permitted ...
|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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Attendance Policies|
Revises compulsory school attendance, and habitual student absence or tardiness policies.
|WV||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act|
Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act, which includes: (1) the continued exploration of diverse instructional delivery strat...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Raise Drop Out Age to 18|
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1561, 1596
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Beginning with students in the 6th grade in the 2009-2010 school year, the compulsory attend...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Sick Leave and Compulsory Schooling Exemptions|
Allows a school board to require a certificate from a licensed chiropractic physician as a basis for pay after an absence of 3 days for pers...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Compulsory Age|
S.B. 291--School Flex Program
Act established school flex program allowing eligible students in 11th and 12th grades to attend school a minimum of two instructional hours...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Dropout Prevention|
Increases the upper mandatory school age to 17 while retaining existing exceptions for certain students. Allows a student over the age of 17...
|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...
|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.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Attendance|
Amends existing law relating to attendance at schools; revises a provision relating to school attendance requirements; revises a provision r...
|UT||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Truancy Prevention|
Adopts rules in compliance with 2007 H.B. 207. Amends definition of "habitual truant." Requires local boards and charter school boards to de...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Compulsory School Age|
Requires a person having custody or control of a child who is below the compulsory school age but enrolled in kindergarten in a public schoo...
|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||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...
|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...
|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 ...
|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...
|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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Truancy & Compulsory Education Updates|
Directs a local school board, local charter board, or school district to preapprove an extended absence of a school-age minor if it is deter...
|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...
|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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Enforcement of Attendance|
Details fine amount and community service obligations for parents who refuse to comply with the state's compulsory education laws.
|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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Increasing Compulsory Education Age|
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (h)
Directs the commissioner of education to gather information to facilitate discussion during the next legislative session about increasing th...
|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 ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Dropout Prevention|
S.B. 413 Section 1 and 2
Changes certain provisions relating to mandatory education for children between ages six and 16; provides that an unemancipated minor older ...
|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:
|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...
|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 ...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 151. 05/2005||P-12||Authorizes school districts to prescribe minimum attendance requirements for pupils in kindergarten and first grade and for pupils in certain remedial programs.|
AN ACT relating to education; authorizing the boards of trustees of school districts to apply to the Superintendent of Public Instruction fo...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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 ...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Mandatory Student Attendance|
Authorizes, until 01/01/05, a court to order a person who is convicted for failing to comply with the attendance laws, as specified, to imme...
|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...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Compulsory Attendance|
The compulsory attendance age is lowered from seven to six. ...