There are a few solutions schools should pursue in aiming to be more flexible.
This bill allows parents to excuse their children from government schools due to an illness without requiring a doctor's note.
This bill allows parents to excuse their children from government schools for issues pertaining to mental health.
This bill improves parental rights in education by ensuring that truancy punishments do not apply to younger children, and that parents of older children are not criminalized for their truancy.
This bill proposes to spend $100 million on school safety efforts (which aren't defined in law), and sets up a central database with students' information that law enforcement can access.
This bill requires an annual report on how in-school police officers are being used.
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.
Justice and Due Process
Because police officers are increasingly being used in school settings, parents—and the broader public—should be informed as to how and when they are questioning or disciplining young students.
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