The Pheonix Act
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The Pheonix Act

The Pheonix Act

    1. Chanel Pitts
    2. Petition by

      Chanel Pitts

      Bogart, GA

This amendment would provide clarity of the law, and equal rights to all parents regardless of their school district. As the Georgia law stands, individual school districts can choose to accept a hand written note from a parent as a viable excuse for missing school, but other districts require a doctors note. However, in many districts in Georgia, parents have been harassed or even charged with neglect by the school system, due to keeping their child out of school for personal reasons. The law does not allow for excuses due to accidents that the parent feel is not worthy of a doctors attention, or mild illness. There is also the fact that many parents either do not have transportation readily available to take a child to a medical office, or simply lack the funds to pay for the care. In that aspect, it is often stated that government provided subsidies should be utilized, however, it is often the case that these organizations are often overcrowded, unable to make appointments in a timely manner, and often provide substandard care. This would not remove the requirements of providing a note or excuse, nor would this amendment seek to change the number of days that parents can keep their child out of school. It is simply to provide equality across all districts in their requirement, for all children who may have more complex problems than a single doctor, excuse, and diagnosis can address.

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      Chanel Pitts
      Petition Organizer

      This law needs a change!

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. 44 signatures in 1 day :D

      Chanel Pitts
      Petition Organizer

      We can do this, it doesnt take alot of time to read it over, only a few seconds to sign. Together we can make a difference! I need help getting it out there, so share it with your facebook friends, tweet it, google+ it whatever it takes right? :)

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Betty Autry JEFFERSON, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is my great grandson.

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    • Chanel Pitts BOGART, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      60 hours community service, in 2 months. Felons get less.

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    • Darla Wright ATHENS, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let's get back to old fashioned common sense with these laws.

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    • Patricia Hendrickson JEFFERSON, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      In know the family and know how this attack affected this young boy.

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    • rebekah willey STOCBRIDGE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      such a sad story.

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