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HB 0530 - Education; prohibit parents or guardians from withdrawing or removing a child from a public school for the purpose of avoiding compliance with laws relating to mandatory attendance, school discipline, parental involvement, or parental responsibilitie

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Bill Hitchens (R)
Last Action: 7/1/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
Senate Committee: Education and Youth
Assigned To:
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 530 moves to amend Title 20 of the O.C.G.A to require the Department of Education to provide copies of declarations of intent to utilize a home study program to the local school systems where the home study program is located. Moreover, it requires public schools to contact DFCS if a child is withdrawn from school without a declaration of intent and if the child stops attending for a period of 45 days.

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