2018 Code of Alabama
Title 16 - EDUCATION.
Chapter 28 - SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
Article 1 - General Provisions.
Section 16-28-2.1 - Adoption of standards for mandatory attendance policy; parents held accountable; enforcement.
The Legislature finds that mandatory attendance policies for schools differ from school system to school system throughout the State of Alabama. The State Board of Education shall adopt standards for a mandatory and enforceable attendance policy for all students in public schools in the State of Alabama. Parents shall be held accountable in accordance with Sections 16-28-12 and 16-28-7, for the failure of the child who is of compulsory attendance age to attend either public, private or church-school. Enforcement of this section shall lie with the local board of education and the juvenile court system.(Acts 1991, No. 91-323, p. 602, §15.)