Alabama Compulsory Education Laws
|Code Section||16-28-1, et seq.|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 7 and 16|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Church school students; child privately tutored by certified instructor; child whose physical/mental condition prevents attendance; child would be compelled to walk over 2 miles to attend public school; child legally and regularly employed; children over 16 who have completed public school course of study|
|Home School Provisions||Exempted from Chapter 46 regulating certain schools and courses of instruction (§§16-46-1, et seq.)|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Misdemeanor: Fine up to $100 and possibly up to 90 days hard labor for the county|
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