|Posted:||January 6, 2017 02:22 PM|
|From:||Representative Donna Bullock|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Co-Sponsorship: Parental Involvement Leave Act|
|In the near future I will be introducing the Parental Involvement Leave Act. My proposal will give eligible parents 8 hours of unpaid leave to attend school-related activities. Also, if a parent has a child with an IEP, or a child with a disability, they will receive an additional 4 hours of unpaid leave. These school-related activities include but are not limited to:
America’s Promise Alliance recently surveyed high school dropouts and they cited lack of support and encouragement from parents as a primary factor for discontinuing their education. Students living under the poverty line are disproportionately affected by a lack of parental involvement in school activities. Only 27% percent of students living under the poverty line had a parent participate in a school-related activity. We need to create an environment where this troubling trend is reversed.
Please join me in supporting this measure that will allow parents the flexibility needed to juggle their child’s education and their work. If you have any questions, please contact my Research Analyst -- Takesha Latham at (717) 705-1943 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduced as HB515