House Bill 2702: Unexcused Absences and Denial of Homeschooling

West Virginia
West Virginia

Last Updated: April 10, 2017
House Bill 2702: Unexcused Absences and Denial of Homeschooling
Westfall, Cooper, Ambler, Wagner, Moye, Atkinson, Marcum, Higginbotham

This bill would allow the county superintendent to deny a request for homeschooling if the student has 10 or more unexcused absences during school year, and a parent may reapply for homeschooling during the next grading period. It defines excused absence to include personal illness/injury of student or student’s parent/guardian (with note from medical provider regarding parent’s illness); all documentation for absences is to be provided no later than 5 days after the occurrence.
As substituted, the bill removes the ability of the superintendent to deny homeschooling.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA is neutral on HB 2702 as substituted by the committee.

Action Requested:
None at this time
2/24/2017 House Introduced, referred to Education
3/16/2017 House Do pass as substituted
3/24/2017 House Passed House
3/25/2017 Senate Introduced and referred to Education
4/03/2017 Senate Committee do pass with amendment
4/04/2017 Senate Read 1st time
4/05/2017 Senate Read 2nd time, committee amendments adopted
4/07/2017 Senate Read 3rd time, passed
4/08/2017 House Concurred and passed

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