Illinois Compulsory Education Laws
|Code Section||105 ILCS 5/26-1, et seq.|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 7 and 16|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Child attending private or parochial school; child is physically/mentally unable to attend school; child is excused by county superintendent; child 12 to 14 attending confirmation classes; pregnant female with complications to pregnancy; child is necessarily and lawfully employed; excused for temporary cause by principal or teacher|
|Home School Provisions||People v. Levisen, 90 N.E.2d 213 (1950). Home instruction may constitute a private school.|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Conviction is Class C misdemeanor subject to up to 30 days imprisonment and/or fine up to $500|
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