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Kentucky Compulsory Education Laws

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Code Section159.010, et seq.
Age at Which School Attendance is RequiredBetween 6 and 16
Exceptions to Attendance RequirementsGraduate from approved 4 year high school; enrolled in private, parochial, or church school; child less than 7 years old and in regular attendance in a private kindergarten-nursery school; physical/mental condition prevents it; enrolled in state supported school for exceptional children
Home School Provisions-
Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance1st offense: $100 fine; 2nd offense: $250 fine; subsequent: Class B misdemeanor

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