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April 26, 2011 02:11 pm

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WhatsOnTheBooks

“What’s on the books” is an occasional look at state laws and legislation that pertain to high schools and high school students.

  • Graduation Requirements: The OregonHouse recently passed a bill that would add one more graduation requirement — proof that students are thinking seriously about the future and job opportunities. Under H.B. 2732, students would have to do one of three things: apply to a higher education institution, submit an application to enlist in the military, or attend an orientation session for an apprenticeship or training program. –The Oregonian
  • Absenteeism Policies: Under Maryland law, any person who has legal custody or care and control of a child five years old and under 16 who fails to see that the child attends school or receives instruction is guilty of a misdemeanor and a first conviction is subject to a fine not to exceed $50.00 per day of unlawful absence or imprisonment or both; a second or subsequent conviction is subject to a fine not to exceed $100 per day of unlawful absence or imprisonment or both. -Read more from theBaltimore Sun
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