My House colleagues and I unanimously passed a measure last week that would benefit our state’s military families. House Bill 718, schools could grant students up to five excused absences to attend military affairs sponsored events if a student’s parent or guardian currently serves or previously served in the armed forces, Reserves or National Guard.
HB 718 would require students to present proper documentation prior to the absence and absences may not exceed five days per school year. Georgia has a large military population and is home to several military installations statewide and this measure is one of many military-friendly pieces of legislation the House has passed in recent years to improve quality-of-life for our state’s military members and their families.
Thank you for your continued support