|Posted:||March 31, 2017 12:34 PM|
|From:||Representative Maureen E. Madden|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Transfer of School Records|
|In the near future I will be introducing legislation that requires timely transfer of student records to another public school entity, including charter schools, or a nonpublic school. This would protect students and their families regardless of their choice of school.
It is imperative that a student be provided with continuity of their education program and, for a school entity to evaluate the students’ needs and place them in the appropriate academic programs, a complete and accurate record of their academic and attendance records are necessary.
My bill would ensure that a student’s records are transferred within 10 days from a request of a receiving school, and any unexcused absences would follow the student to the new school for monitoring and follow-up if necessary.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HB1205