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Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”
Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Effective with the 2020-2021 school year, all children from the age of six (6) through the age of eighteen (18) must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18, and who does not hold a certificate of graduation from an accredited High School, is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling. Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in District attendance policy and procedures.  .

[SECTION 1326 of the Pennsylvania School Code]