Kansas

Code Section
72-1111, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 16

Exceptions
Private, denominational, or parochial school taught by competent instructor; exceptional students may have different requirements

Home School Provisions
Home school held not to be equivalent of “private, denominational or parochial school,” State v. Lowry, 191 K. 701-704; 383 P. 2d 962. Home school does not meet requirements of compulsory school attendance law. (See State v. Garber, 197 K. 567-569, 419 P.2d 896. and In Re Sawyer, 234 K.436, 439, 442, 672 P.2d 1093 (1983))

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Secretary of Social & Rehabilitative Services investigates matter; determination made as to criminal prosecution or county attorney can make petition alleging child in need of care


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