An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §5001-A, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §5051-A, sub-§1, ¶B, as amended by PL 2007, c. 304, §5, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §5051-A, sub-§1, ¶C, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 304, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA §5051-A, sub-§1, ¶D is enacted to read:
This bill gives school boards the option of reducing the minimum age required for school attendance from 7 years of age to 5 years of age. The bill also provides that students who are at least 5 years of age and enrolled in a public day school are subject to the same provisions regarding truancy as students who are 7 years of age or older and who are required to attend a public day school.