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2005 House Bill 4278: Prohibit mandatory volunteering for graduation
Introduced by Rep. Robert Gosselin (R) on February 15, 2005 To prohibit school districts from requiring high school students to perform mandatory community or “volunteer” service as a condition of graduation.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 15, 2005
Reported in the House on November 9, 2005 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 16, 2006 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not prohibit "community service" as a high school graduation requirement. Instead, the bill would only allow a parent to appeal a school's interpretation of "community service" when there is a misunderstanding or disagreement about what kind of volunteer work would fulfill the requirement. However, the substitute creates no requiement for the board to do anything but hear the appeal.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 16, 2006
Passed 60 to 43 in the House on February 21, 2006 To require school districts that require high school students to perform mandatory “volunteer” service as a condition of graduation to allow a parent to appeal the school's interpretation of "community service" when there is a misunderstanding or disagreement about what kind of volunteer work would fulfill the requirement. However, the bill creates no requiement for the board to do anything but hear the appeal.
Received in the Senate on February 22, 2006
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on February 22, 2006

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