Tennessee Compulsory Education Laws
|Code Section||49-6-3001, et seq.|
|Age at Which School Attendance is Required||Between 6 and 17 inclusive|
|Exceptions to Attendance Requirements||Child has graduated high school or has GED; physical/mental incapacity; mentally or physically incapacitated to perform school duties; child is 17 and conduct is detrimental to good order and benefit of other children; home school or nonpublic school instruction|
|Home School Provisions||Approved by local education agency; teacher/parent must have at least GED for teaching K-8, baccalaureate degree for 9-12; give notice; maintain records; at least 4 hours per day; standardized tests taken; parents associated with church-related school organizations exempt from requirements|
|Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance||After notice and failure to comply, judge may fine up to $50 or 5 hours community service; class C misdemeanor|
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