Supervisors put off decision on proposed anti-truancy law

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors this morning indefinitely postponed action on a proposed anti-truancy law until proponents can educate the community at large about it.

Supervisors acted after many parents, some of them accompanied by home-schooled children, said they feared their children could be accosted unfairly by school resource officers and other law enforcement personnel.

County officials said that was not the case, but supervisors expressed alarm about a widespread confusion and lack of understanding of the ordinance, and recommended an outreach program.