HB 0045 Compulsory School Attendance: 2
AN Act relating to compulsory school attendance; providing for parental consent as a means to allow children subject to mandatory attendance age to withdraw from school; and providing for an effective date.
WE OPPOSE THIS BILL. WHILE MANY WYOMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE VERY HIGH DROP OUT RATE THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM IS NOT PUTTING MORE CHILDREN INTO THE LEGAL SYSTEM BUT DEALING WITH ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES AND INEFFECTIVE LEARING SYSTEMS THAT ARE PUSHING YOUTH OUT OF SCHOOL.
3/9 - This bill passed in the Senate version and requires a parent’s approval in order for a child to drop out of school; this is not an onerous requirement but does little to address the real systemic problems involved in Wyoming’s high drop out rate.