Washington

Code Section
28A.225.01 0; 090

Age Requirements
Between 8 and 18

Exceptions
Enrolled in private school; home-based instruction; physically/mentally incapable of attending; child is 16 or older and legally employed or has met graduation requirements or has received certificate of educational competence

Home School Provisions
Instruction in occupational education, science, math, language, social studies, history, health, writing, reading, spelling, and appreciation for art and music; must be supervised by certified person or by a parent with 45 college level credit hours

Penalties on Parents for Noncompliance
$25 for each day of unexcused absence and/or community service; attendance officer may, through school district’s attorney, petition juvenile court to assume jurisdiction


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