SB 556 Prohibits use of expulsion to address truancy.

Signed into Law

 SB 556 disallows expulsion from the public schools for truancy

Personal Choice
Increases personal choice. Parents and students are still responsible for attendance and truancy is still monitored and parents will be called. But in the end, expelling students just because they are truant completely defeats the purpose.

Limited Government
This definitely limits the power of government to punish students whose only “crime” is to miss classes.

Local Control
Each local district and area should be able to craft its own truancy policy. It will, of necessity, vary from district to district — particularly rural districts.

Free Markets
No impact except perhaps it will decrease the use of free market education alternatives for students and parents who have some reasons for missing class time.

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