Monday, February 13, 2012

Parents, Students Head to the Capitol

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Parents, Students Head to the Capitol

Action 3 News reports that Nebraska Truancy Law may have "worked too well", says Sen. Brad Ashford, after hearing the first hand experiences of innocent kids and families caught in the net. Sen. Tony Fulton introduced his bill, LB1165, to the Judiciary Committee today in Lincoln. The only bill offered that will restore local control to school district policies to define excused and unexcused absences for purposes of preventing innocent students from coming under legal review.

The Fulton bill will restore the distinction between excused and unexcused absences as an important indicator of "at-risk" behavior. The law will provide a more targeted, well defined, and predictable trigger for legal intervention. It will restore local control to school districts and the families and communities that govern and fund them. It treats excessive absenteeism and truancy as separate issues that should be addressed in different ways.

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