Document with House Bill 410 guidance and FAQs released
It is important for every Ohio student to attend school every day. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects, such as lower achievement and lower graduation rates. The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 last December to encourage and support districts in a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, schools cannot suspend or expel students for missing too much school. Districts must amend or adopt policies that outline their interventions and plans for students with excessive absences. The legislation emphasizes parent engagement and accountability as part of a student’s absence intervention plan.
A document with House Bill 410 guidance and FAQs can be found here.