Title 49, Chapter 4, Section 192
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Program" means the LEARNFARE program established in this Code
(2) "Teen-ager" means a person at least 13 years of age but not
more than 16 years of age who is included in a grant of TANF
assistance, who is residing with a parent or guardian, and who has
not graduated from high school or received a certificate of high
school equivalency (GED).
(b) The purpose of this Code section is to establish a pilot
LEARNFARE program that requires school attendance of all teen-agers.
(c) The department shall establish in not less than ten counties in
this state a pilot LEARNFARE program. Such program shall require
school attendance of all teen-agers.
(d) A teen-ager who is required to attend school to meet LEARNFARE
participation requirements under this Code section shall comply
except when there is good cause shown, as defined by the department.
(e) Upon determination that a teen-ager has failed without good
cause to attend school as required, the teen-ager will be removed
from the TANF grant for the next possible payment month.
(f) A sanction applied under this program shall be effective for one
month for each month that the teen-ager failed to meet the monthly
attendance requirement, as established by the department. In the
case of a teen-ager who drops out of school, the sanction shall
remain in force until the teen-ager provides written proof from the
school system that the teen-ager has re-enrolled and has met the
monthly attendance requirement for one calendar month.
(g) The department shall adopt not later than July 1, 1997, such
rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this program.
The department shall establish by appropriate rules and regulations
the eligibility and participation guidelines for such program.
(h) The department shall further provide, no later than January 1,
1999, a written report to the General Assembly which shall describe
all actions taken to implement this program and the results and
findings derived therefrom.