HB 1167 (2012, failed), as amended, eliminates requirement for DOE approval of "equivalent hours" to the 180 day school year

posted Dec 11, 2011, 6:44 PM by Bill Duncan   [ updated Apr 19, 2012, 8:08 AM ]
Docket Killed by the Senate, voice vote

DNHPE Comment: This bill started out as another of the many efforts to chip away at compulsory attendance - eliminate the 180 day school year requirement that has been a given for every school child for as long as anyone can remember.   The House Education Committee proposed a amendment (here) which, according to the amended analysis, would "remove the requirement that the equivalent number of hours in the school year shall be provided for in department of education rules."

So the bill still advances the anti-public education agenda in a small way in that it removes the state Department of Education authority in one more detailed area.  

SPONSORS: Rep. Sova, Graf 10
COMMITTEE: Education
This bill eliminates the requirement that public school education be provided for a minimum of 180 days.

2012-H-2090-R title: repealing the 180 day school year requirement.
Sponsors: (Prime)Charles Sova