2017 Code of Alabama
Title 16 - EDUCATION.
Chapter 28 - SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
Article 1 - General Provisions.
- Section 16-28-1 - Definitions.
- Section 16-28-2 - Purposes of article.
- Section 16-28-2.1 - Adoption of standards for mandatory attendance policy; parents held accountable; enforcement.
- Section 16-28-2.2 - Establishment of program by local boards to inform parents of educational responsibilities.
- Section 16-28-3 - Ages of children required to attend school; exemption for church school students; transfer students.
- Section 16-28-3.1 - Guidelines and procedures for withdrawal from school; dropout prevention program.
- Section 16-28-4 - Minimum age at which child may enter.
- Section 16-28-5 - Private tutor.
- Section 16-28-6 - Children exempt from attending public school.
- Section 16-28-7 - Report of enrollment.
- Section 16-28-8 - Reports required must be furnished.
- Section 16-28-9 - List of children who should attend school - Required.
- Section 16-28-10 - List of children who should attend school - How lists prepared.
- Section 16-28-11 - Enrollment report and list of potential students compared.
- Section 16-28-12 - Person in loco parentis responsible for child's school attendance and behavior; noncompliance; local boards to promulgate written behavior policy, contents, annual distribution, receipt to be documented; school officials required to report noncompliance; failure to report suspected violation; district attorneys vigorously to enforce provisions.
- Section 16-28-13 - Burden of proof on person in loco parentis.
- Section 16-28-14 - Habitual truant.
- Section 16-28-15 - Absence must be explained.
- Section 16-28-16 - Cases of nonenrollment and nonattendance; withdrawal of enrollment.
- Section 16-28-17 - When child may be taken into custody.
- Section 16-28-18 - Record kept by attendance officer.
- Section 16-28-19 - Attendance districts.
- Section 16-28-20 - Compensation of attendance officers.
- Section 16-28-21 - Juvenile court jurisdiction.
- Section 16-28-22 - Prosecutions.
- Section 16-28-23 - Attendance register and rules and regulations as evidence.
- Section 16-28-24 - Church schools may waive exemptions specified in this article.
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