Welcome Visitor. Today is Sunday, November 17, 2019. Sign-on
Follow Us On Facebook
HB 301 Drop out prevention bill passes House
House Bill 301, an act related to compulsory school attendance, passed the House yesterday by a vote of 94-6 with overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans. The bill gradually raises the age a student can drop out to 18 by 2015 for students entering 9th grade by 2014.
 
Sponsor Jeff Greer told the House that students who drop out of high school cost the state money in the long run. They are more likely to have low wage jobs, get into trouble and need state services. Minority Leader Jeff  Hoover agreed. Hoover, an attorney who serves as counsel for two school districts in his area, rose to tell the House that the superintendents he knows are in favor of the bill. He also said that drop outs wind up in his office “seeking help in the criminal justice system.”
 
The bill now goes to the Senate.  

Printer-friendly format




Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
Comment:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


 

website hit 
counter
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: