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Education - Pregnant and Parenting Students - Attendance Policy

Sponsored by:

Senator Manno


Veto sustained (0-44)

Synopsis:Specifying that a student's absence from school due to the student's pregnancy or parenting needs is a lawful absence; requiring each county board of education to develop a written attendance policy for pregnant and parenting students that, at a minimum, excuses specified absences under specified circumstances and provides at least 10 days of excused absences after the birth of a parenting student's child; requiring each county board to publish its written attendance policy for pregnant and parenting students on the board's Web site; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Manno, Benson, Conway, Feldman, Kelley, King, Lee, Madaleno, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Robinson, Smith, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0616
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee HearingWays and Means  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Narrow Subject(s):Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education, Boards of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Statutes:Article - Education

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January 12, 2018 3:29 P.M.