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School District 25 Policy

School Attendance

Policy 8015
Adopted: December 5, 1985
Legal Ref: W.S. 21-4-101 through 21-4-308


Every parent, guardian or other person in the District having control, charge or custody of any child between the ages of seven (7) and sixteen (16) inclusive or any child who has not completed the eighth grade shall be required to send such child or children to school. Exceptions to such compulsory school attendance shall be determined by State Statute.

Every child whose parent or guardian is a legal resident of the District and who fifth birthday is reached on or before September 15, is eligible for attendance in kindergarten.

Every child whose parent or guardian is a legal resident of the District and whose sixth birthday is reached on or before September 15, is eligible for attendance in the first grade.

Those children who have not reached the age of six years on or before September 15, but who have transferred from another school district in which they were enrolled and in which the age requirements are different may enter into or continue in the first grade.

Attendance records shall be kept on each pupil including days absent, tardy, Average Daily Attendance and Average Daily Membership.

All children first enrolling in kindergarten or first grade shall have presented for them a birth certificate as evidence of their age. Whenever a birth certificate does not exist, the parents of the child seeking admission shall furnish evidence of such birth as may be required by the Board and Administration.