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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 232
Compulsory School Attendance; Child Welfare
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Section 232.001, Florida Statutes 2001

232.001  Pilot project.--It is the purpose of this section to require the Manatee County District School Board to implement a pilot project that raises the compulsory age of attendance for children from the age of 16 years to the age of 18 years. The pilot project applies to each child who has not attained the age of 16 years by September 30 of the school year in which a school board policy is adopted.

(1)  Beginning July 1, 1999, the Manatee County District School Board shall implement a pilot project consistent with policy adopted by the school board to raise the compulsory age of attendance for children from the age of 16 years to the age of 18 years.

(2)  The district school board must, before the beginning of the school year, adopt a policy for raising the compulsory age of attendance for children from the age of 16 years to 18 years.

(a)  Before the adoption of the policy, the district school board must provide a notice of intent to adopt a policy to raise the compulsory age of attendance for children from the age of 16 years to the age of 18 years. The notice must be provided to the parent or legal guardian of each child who is 15 years of age and who is enrolled in a school in the district.

(b)  Within 2 weeks after adoption of the school board policy, the district school board must provide notice of the policy to the parent or legal guardian of each child who is 15 years of age and who is enrolled in a school in the district. The notice must also provide information related to the penalties for refusing or failing to comply with the compulsory attendance requirements and information on alternative education programs offered within the school district.

(3)  All state laws and State Board of Education rules related to students subject to compulsory school attendance apply to the district school board. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 232.01, the formal declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment does not apply to the district school board.

(4)  The school board must evaluate the effect of its adopted policy raising the compulsory age of attendance on school attendance and on the school district's dropout rate, as well as on the costs associated with the pilot project. The school district shall report its findings to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of each house of the Legislature, the Governor, and the Commissioner of Education not later than August 1 following each year that the pilot project is in operation.

History.--s. 67, ch. 99-398.

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