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Washington Compulsory Education Laws

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Code Section28A.225.01 0; 090
Age at Which School Attendance is RequiredBetween 8 and 18
Exceptions to Attendance RequirementsEnrolled in private school; home-based instruction; physically/mentally incapable of attending; child is 16 or older and legally employed or has met graduation requirements or has received certificate of educational competence
Home School ProvisionsInstruction in occupational education, science, math, language, social studies, history, health, writing, reading, spelling, and appreciation for art and music; must be supervised by certified person or by a parent with 45 college level credit hours
Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance$25 for each day of unexcused absence and/or community service; attendance officer may, through school district's attorney, petition juvenile court to assume jurisdiction

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