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Maryland Compulsory Education Laws

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Code SectionEduc. 7-301
Age at Which School Attendance is RequiredBetween 5 and 16
Exceptions to Attendance RequirementsReceiving other regular, thorough instruction in studies usually taught in public schools to children of same age group; mental/emotional/physical condition which makes his instruction detrimental to his progress or whose presence presents danger of serious physical harm to others
Home School ProvisionsReceiving otherwise regular, thorough instruction in studies usually taught in public schools to children of same age group
Penalties on Parents for NoncomplianceGuilty of misdemeanor; first conviction: subject to fine up to $50 and/or up to 10 days jail; subsequent conviction: fine of $100 and/or up to 30 days jail

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