Also self explanatory. This bill increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance age requirement will be 17 years old. A child will be exempt from the age requirement if the child has received a high school diploma or a certificate of performance or obtains permission to withdraw from school from the superintendent of his school district. Also, a child may be excused from compulsory attendance upon request of the child’s parent or legal guardian coupled with supporting written documentation from a qualified health professional.
SPONSORS: Heffernan, Bolden, Dukes, Henry, J.Johnson, Q.Johnson, Keeley, Longhurst, McDowell, Mitchell, Sokola
YES VOTES: 0
NO VOTES: 0
HISTORY: Assigned to Education Committee
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in Comittee