Rhode Island

Code Section
16-19-1, et seq.

Age Requirements
Between 6 and 16

Exceptions
Child attends private school or is home-instructed by approval of school committee; physical/mental condition of child renders attendance impracticable; child is excluded from school by virtue of a law or regulation

Home School Provisions
Period of attendance is same as public schools; register kept and reading, writing, geography, arithmetic, history of Rhode Island and U.S., and principles of American government are taught

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
Not more than $50 for each absent day and if days exceed 30 during a school year parent shall be imprisoned up to 6 months and/or fined up to $500


Inside Rhode Island