Louisiana

Code Section
17:221, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 18

Exceptions
Mentally/physically/emotionally incapacitated to perform school duties; children living outside boundaries of city, town, or municipality; children temporarily excused from school (personal or relative’s illness, death, religion); withdrawal by student with written consent of parent, guardian, or tutor

Home School Provisions
Parent must apply to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval of home study; must make renewal application each year; must sustain curriculum of quality at least equal to that offered by public schools; competency-based education exams may be administered by local school board upon parental request

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Fine up to $15 for each offense; each day violated is separate offense


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