Alabama

Code Section
16-28-1, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 16

Exceptions
Church school students; child privately tutored by certified instructor; child whose physical/mental condition prevents attendance; child would be compelled to walk over 2 miles to attend public school; child legally and regularly employed; children over 16 who have completed public school course of study

Home School Provisions
Exempted from Chapter 46 regulating certain schools and courses of instruction (ยงยง16-46-1, et seq.)

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Misdemeanor: Fine up to $100 and possibly up to 90 days hard labor for the county


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