2019 New York Laws
EDN - Education
Title 4 - Teachers and Pupils
Article 65 - Compulsory Education and School Census
Part 1 - Compulsory Education
3205 - Attendance of Minors Upon Full Time Day Instruction.

Universal Citation: NY Educ L § 3205 (2019)
§ 3205. Attendance  of minors upon full time day instruction. 1. a. In
each school district of the state, each minor from six to sixteen  years
of age shall attend upon full time instruction.
  b.  Each  minor  from  six  to  sixteen  years  of  age  on  an Indian
reservation shall attend upon full time day instruction.
  c. For purposes of this article, a minor who becomes six years of  age
on  or before the first of December in any school year shall be required
to attend upon full  time  instruction  from  the  first  day  that  the
appropriate  public  schools  are in session in September of such school
year, and a minor who becomes six  years  of  age  after  the  first  of
December  in  any school year shall be required to attend upon full time
instruction from the first day of session in  the  following  September;
and,  except as otherwise provided in subdivision three of this section,
shall be required to remain in attendance until the last day of  session
in the school year in which the minor becomes sixteen years of age.
  2.  Exceptions.  a.  A minor who has completed a four-year high school
course of study shall not be subject to the provisions of  part  one  of
this article in respect to required attendance upon instruction.
  b. A minor for whom application for a full-time employment certificate
has  been  made  and who is eligible therefor may, though unemployed, be
permitted to attend part time school not less than twenty hours per week
instead of full time school.
  c. The board of education of the Syracuse city  school  district,  the
board  of education of the city school district of the city of New York,
the board of education of the  city  school  district  of  the  city  of
Rochester,  the  board  of  education of the city school district of the
city of Utica, the board of education of the city school district of the
city of Buffalo the board of education of the city  school  district  of
the  city  of Cohoes, the board of education of the city school district
of the city of Watervliet, and the board of education of the city school
district of the city of Yonkers are hereby authorized to require  minors
who  are  five  years  of  age  on  or  before  December first to attend
kindergarten instruction. However,  the  provisions  of  this  paragraph
shall not apply to:

(i) Minors whose parents elect not to enroll their children in school until the following September.

(ii) Students enrolled in non-public schools or in home instruction. 3. In each school district, the board of education shall have power to require minors from sixteen to seventeen years of age who are not employed to attend upon full time day instruction until the last day of session in the school year in which the student becomes seventeen years of age.

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