Home » State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Senate Increases Schooling Requirement

January 22, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
Leland 2

At what age should young people in Wyoming decide they have had enough education and conclude their studies?  Currently, state law says the minimum age is 16 to leave school.  However, Senate File 96 seeks to raise that minimum age to 18 and Teton County Senator Leland Christensen says it is actually drawing fire from some state residents. Christensen says there was some concern by some groups that the bill would interfere with parental rights excessively.  Consequently, he says, the Senate amended the bill to include that a parent or guardian could check a student out of school if that is right for the family.  That would have to be done through the principal or counselor.  However, he points out, “what that really does is reduce or cut out that opportunity for a 16-year-old to make a decision that might seem good that day but could have life-long consequences by taking themselves out of school.” In addition to the exceptions being amended into the original bill, the bill also would allow school boards from each district the option of exempting a child from the requirement if they believe it appropriate.  The bill was passed on second reading as amended but a third reading has been delayed.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]
  • Cowboy O-Line Being Told To Be the Hammer, Not the Nail [AUDIO] - April 16, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboy football team will have one more practice before Saturday’s spring game.  The major focus this spring, at least for the offensive line, is to be more physical and deliver the blows.  As offensive line coach Scott Fuchs tells the unit, “be the hammer, not the nail”.  That’s a difference in philosophy between […]
  • Find some new places to fish - April 16, 2014
    Instead of fishing the same old places this spring, do something different. Find a new honey hole. You don’t have to go to the same place every time you go fishing. When you find a good spot to fish, it’s nice to know you can go back there and catch fish. But if your honey […]