Attendance Regulations

AR 5112.10


Requests for exemption from compulsory full-time attendance must include satisfactory evidence of conditions upon which an exemption can be legally justified. A child may be exempt from compulsory public school attendance if he/she:

1.      is provided a comparable academic education by attending private school in which teachers are certified, or by being tutored by certified personnel, or by attending a religious or private school operated in compliance with AS 14.45.100 - 14.45.200;

2.      attends a school operated by the federal government;

3.      has a physical or mental condition which a competent medical authority determines will make attendance impractical;

4.      is in the custody of a court or law enforcement authorities;

5.      is temporarily ill or injured;

6.      has been suspended or expelled under AS 14.03.160 or suspended or denied admittance under AS 14.30.045;

7.      resides more than two miles from a public school or public school transportation route and no federal or private schools are available to him/her within two miles of his/her home;

8.      is excused by Board action or by action of the Superintendent subject to Board approval;

9.      has completed 12th grade;

10.     is enrolled in the state boarding school or in a full-time state-approved correspondence study program;

11.     is equally well-served in educational experience approved by the Board contingent upon the written request of the parent/guardian and approval of the school principal;

12.     is being educated in the child’s home by a parent or legal guardian.


Adoption Date:  10/13/99


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