Topics

Kamala D. Harris
Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy
Brown splits package of bills aimed at reducing truancy

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at curbing truancy and absenteeism among California students. The bills, part of a package proposed by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and several lawmakers, would have required school boards and state officials to maintain and report records on truancy. Brown wrote in his veto message that although the laws were well intentioned, they failed to directly address the issue and were burdensome to local officials. Brown signed two other measures in the truancy package. One will add a representative of the local district attorney's office and public defender's office to school attendance review boards; those panels handle...

Loading