Maryland Compulsory Education Laws
|Code Section||Educ. 7-301|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 5 and 16|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Receiving 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 Provisions||Receiving otherwise regular, thorough instruction in studies usually taught in public schools to children of same age group|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||Guilty 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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