Docket ITL 264-54, Division Vote (no record of how a member voted)
AN ACT relative to a parent’s conscientious objection to a school, school program, or school curriculum.
This bill prohibits a school district from requiring that a parent send his or her child to any school or participating in any school program or curriculum to which the parent is conscientiously opposed.
The Department of Education states this bill may decrease state expenditures and local revenues by an indeterminable amount in FY 2012 and each year thereafter, and may have an indeterminable impact on local expenditures in FY 2012 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on state or county revenue, or county expenditures.
DNHPE Comment: This is parental rights bill attempt to nullify the compulsory attendance rules, giving a parent virtually any desired justification for taking a child out.
PR CIR CA