Missouri

Code Section
167.031, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 7 and 16

Exceptions
Determined mentally/physically incapable of attendance; child is 14 to 16 and legally and desirably employed

Home School Provisions
Primary purpose is provision of private or religious-based instruction; no more than 4 pupils may be unrelated by consanguinity to the 3rd degree; no tuition charged; parents must keep written records, samples of child’s work, evaluation of progress; minimum hours of instruction in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Class C misdemeanor; upon conviction each successive school day is separate violation; penalty may be mitigated by enrolling and showing child is attending school


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