HB 1170 promotes attendance and reduces truancy by maintaining and facilitating court-based and school-based efforts. The bill does the following: 1. Allows assessment tools, other than the WARNS to be used to eliminate or reduce the youth’s absences; 2. Requires that all school districts must report to the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in addition to the current requirement to report to the local juvenile court, a person or persons identified to coordinate school district efforts to address excessive absenteeism and truancy; and 3. Changes the circumstances under which a court may order temporary placement in a crisis residential center or a HOPE center to when the court determines there is an immediate health and safety concern or a family conflict with the need for medication.
Passed out of the House. Passed out of the Senate on Apr 11. House concurred in Senate amendments on Apr 17. Governor signed on May 16. Effective date is 7/23/17.