Legislative Updates from AHEM

Legislative Update
AHEM has previously reported on the Graduation and Dropout Prevention and Recovery Commission. This commission, signed into law in 2008, resulted when the legislature combined several bills dealing with an age increase in the compulsory attendance statute. The commission finally released its report in October of 2009. In it, they recommend raising the age of compulsory attendance from 16 to 18. The full report can be found at


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