Maine

Code Section
Tit. 20-A §5001-A, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 17

Exceptions
Graduates early; 15 years old or finished 9th grade; permission from parent; approved by principal for suitable program of work and study; permission from school board and written agreement that parent and board will annually meet until 17th birthday to review educational needs; habitual truant; matriculated and attending post-secondary, degree-granting institution full-time; equivalent instruction from private school or other approved manner

Home School Provisions
“Equivalent instruction” approved by commissioner; local boards not required to play any role in application, review and approval, or oversight of program

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Civil violation; district court may order injunctive relief or counseling


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