Except as otherwise provided in this policy, every compulsory school age child residing in the District, every migratory child of compulsory school age, and every child above compulsory school age enrolled as a student within the District is required to attend District schools when in session. A migratory child is a child of a migrant laborer temporarily domiciled within the District.
Compulsory school age refers to the period of a child’s life from the time the child enters school in first grade, which may be no later than the age of 8 years, until the age of 17 or graduation from high school, whichever occurs first.
Attendance need not always be within school facilities. A student will be considered in attendance if present at any place where school is in session by authority of the Board; the student is receiving approved tutorial instruction, or health or therapeutic services; the student is engaged in an approved and properly supervised independent study, work-study or career education program; the student is receiving approved homebound instruction; or as otherwise authorized in accordance with this policy.