Ohio bill would punish schools for not following ‘Alianna Alert’ absence notifications

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A newly introduced bill in the Ohio Senate seeks to make the “Alianna Alert,” which requires schools to notify families if their children are absent, stronger for families.

Senate Bill 157 would reduce the amount of time during which schools must notify families that their kids are not at school to 60 minutes. That’s down from the two hours currently required by law. The bill also would sanction school districts when the law is not followed.


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