Texas legislature says no more jail for kids who skip school



AUSTIN, Texas – Skipping school would no longer be a criminal offense under a bill that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.

Instead, accumulating unexcused absences would mean civil punishments with fines starting at $100, under a proposal the Senate and House passed Saturday. The measure now heads to Governor Greg Abbott who has to sign or veto the bill.

Representative James White, a former teacher, said the Texas Education Agency will come up with better ways and minimum standards to “assist our school districts in enhancing school attendance.” Read more…

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