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.
The child is enrolled in private or parochial school.
The child is being home-schooled and the conditions of policy have been met.
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.
The child has received a high school diploma or its equivalent as determined by the State Board of Education.
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.
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