PCSSD - 4.3 Compulsory Attendance Requirements

4.3 Compulsory Attendance Requirements

Every parent, guardian, or other person having custody or charge of any child age five (5) through seventeen (17) years on or before August 1 of that year who resides, as defined by policy, within the District shall enroll and send the child to a District school with the following exceptions.


  1. The child is enrolled in private or parochial school.
     

  2. The child is being home-schooled and the conditions of policy have been met.
     

  3. The child will not be age six (6) on or before August 1 of that particular school year and the parent, guardian, or other person having custody or charge of the child elects not to have him/her attend kindergarten. A kindergarten waver form prescribed by regulation of the Department of Education must be signed and on file with the District administrative office.
     

  4. The child has received a high school diploma or its equivalent as determined by the State Board of Education.
     

  5. The child is age sixteen (16) or above and is enrolled in a post-secondary vocational-technical institution, a community college, or a two-year or four-year institution of higher education.
     


  6. The child is age sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) and has met the requirements to enroll in an adult education program as defined by A.C.A. § 6-18-201 (b).

     

Legal Reference: A.C.A. § 6-18-201, A.C.A. § 6-18-207

Date Adopted: 02/08/00
Last Revised: 8/11/15