June 25, 2001

Michigan: Bill Introduced to Raise Compulsory Attendance Age

Yet another state has introduced legislation in an attempt to keep older children in school.

Michigan state senator Alma Wheeler Smith introduced Senate Bill 522, which is currently in the Senate Education Committee. S.B. 522 would increase the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years of age, affecting all school age children in Michigan, including home schoolers.

HSLDA sent out an e-lert to our Michigan member families, encouraging home schoolers to call the Senate Education Committee to oppose the bill. When we contacted the committee chairmanís office, his staff assured us that he opposed the bill and would not even allow it to be brought up for discussion.

HSLDA will monitor S.B. 522 to make sure that home schoolers have the most current information on it.

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More information on Michigan's Senate Bill 522