Exemptions Accepted by Some Courts

  • A threat to the health, safety, or welfare of a student if the parents can show the threat is imminent.
  • The child has reached the age of majority.
  • The child becomes mentally or physically disabled. However, this ground is now used less frequently because of special services for the disabled mandated by federal law.
  • The parent objects to classes because the content violates their religious beliefs or practices.
  • Either hazardous conditions are present between the child’s home and his designated public school or the distance between the student’s home and the school exceeds a distance provided by statute.

Inside Exemptions Accepted by Some Courts