• Compulsory Attendance

    • State law requires all children between the ages of five and 17 to attend regularly a public or private school or kindergarten approved by the state board of education.
    • A parent/legal guardian whose child or ward is not six years old on or before September 1st of the school year may waive kindergarten attendance for his/her child.
    • Schools may count students present ONLY when they are actually at school, on medical homebound instruction, or are present at a school activity which is authorized by the school.
    • In order to receive one Carnegie unit of credit, a student enrolled in credit-bearing courses must be attendance at least 120 hours, per unit, regardless of the number of days missed, except when enrolled in the adult education program which requires the student to be in attendance 60 hours to receive one unit of credit and 30 hours for a half-unit.