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SB 82 - Requires Schools to Contact Parents for Unexcused Absences - Ohio Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Schools to Contact Parents for Unexcused Absences

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires schools to contact a parent of any student who has not arrived within the first 2 hours of the school day.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires schools to contact a parent of any student who has not arrived within the first 2 hours of the school day and is not already excused from attendance (Sec. 1).

  • Requires verification that a call was placed and either the intended recipient answered or a voice message was left informing the parent of the student’s absence (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the following methods to be used as alternatives to an actual phone call (Sec. 1):

    • An automated student information system;

    • A text message or email; or

    • An actual visit to the student’s residence.

  • Specifies that staff and board members have immunity from civil action for money damages for injury, death, or loss arising from their action or inaction in good faith compliance (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Schools to Contact Parents for Unexcused Absences

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