School Attendance Reforms Put Parents Back in the Driver’s Seat
These bills not only help protect parental rights (as dictated in Utah’s Constitution), but they also provide important support to Utah’s children. Routines and normalcy have been disrupted and it would be wise to give families...
SB 219: One-Year Moratorium on Truancy Laws
This bill establishes a one-year moratorium on truancy laws in public education.
HB 14: Changes to Utah’s Truancy Law
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.
Parents Can Excuse a Child from School for Mental Illness
A new law clarifies that parents can excuse their child from government schools not only for physical illnesses, but mental ones also.
HB 234: Clarifying Illnesses for Excusal from School
This bill would clarify in state law that parents may excuse their children from school not only for physical illness, but mental illness as well.
Excusing Absences: Do Parents Need a Reason?
The Alpine School District offers a great example for how public schools can respect the right of parents to excuse their child's absences.