Compulsory Attendance Ages

    File: JEA

    All parents, guardians, and other persons in this state having custody of any child eight years of age and under eighteen years of age (between the eighth and the eighteenth birthday) not attending part time school in accordance with state law or excused from school attendance thereunder or receiving home-based instruction, shall cause such child to attend the public schools of the district in which the child resides for the full time when such school may be in session or to attend a private school for the same time or an educational center as provided in state law, unless the school district superintendent of the district in which the child resides shall have excused such child from such attendance because the child is sixteen years of age or older and is regularly and lawfully employed (and either the parent agrees that the child should not be required to attend school or the child has been emancipated in accordance with state law) or the child is physically or mentally unable to attend school or has already met graduation requirements or received a certificate of educational competence. Proof of absence from any public or private school shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. Private school for the purposes of this section shall be one approved or accredited under regulations established by the state board of education.



    RCW 28A.200
    RCW 28A.205
    RCW 28A.225, generally
    RCW 13.64
    RCW 28A.305.190
    RCW 28A.305.130
    WAC 180-51-020
    AGO 1980 No. 6

    Entrance Age (JEB)
    School Admissions (JEC)

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    Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

    General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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    Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

    Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

    Support Services (Reference Code E)

    Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

    Personnel (Reference Code G)

    School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

    Negotiations (Reference Code H)

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    Instruction (Reference Code I)

    Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

    Students (Reference Code J)

    A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

    School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

    Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

    Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)