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SB 527

(Liu) Floor: 24-10-6


co-author: Thurmond


In 2015, more than 1 in 5 elementary school students were considered truant (three or more unexcused absences throughout the year) and about 8% of elementary students considered chronically absent. When they miss school, students fall drastically behind in their education. SB527 addresses this crisis by providing grants from the State Department of Education to create programs that help to reduce truancy and support students who are at risk of dropping out of school or the victims of crime.