Kids who don’t go to school would be held back under a new plan at the Wisconsin Capitol.
State Representative Bob Donovan is pushing the idea. He says far too many kids, particularly in Milwaukee Public Schools, skip too many classes. His proposal would hold kids back if they miss more than 30 days in a school year. The state’s Department of Public Instruction says nearly one-in-four kids in Wisconsin schools are ‘chronically absent.’ Donovan introduced the legislation this week, meaning the earliest it could go into effect would be for the 2025-26 school year.