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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Students and petitions for parental participation. Requires schools to report the reasons for student suspensions and expulsions to the department of education. Authorizes an agreement for court assisted resolution of suspension and expulsion cases between a court having juvenile jurisdiction and a school corporation. Provides that the court shall either supervise the student or order the supervision of the student. Provides that the court and the school corporation may jointly determine which violations leading to suspension or expulsion are eligible for referral to the court. Provides that the school corporation and the court shall determine how the costs of supervising a student under the agreement shall be paid. Allows the school corporation to disclose to a court the education records of a student who has been suspended or expelled. Raises the age of mandatory school attendance to 18 years of age. Provides that a juvenile court may hold a hearing on a petition for parental participation at any time.