JEA: Compulsory Attendance Ages

J: Students

Subject to the School Act, Section 3 (1), every child shall enroll in an educational program on the first school day of the school year if, on or before December 31, he/she will have attained five years of age, and shall participate in an educational program until age 16.   A parent of a child referred to in Section 3 (1) may defer the enrolment of his or her child until the first school day of September of the next school year.

DMT Responsibility: AS-J

Cross References: 
JEG: Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
Revision Date: 
Aug 1990
Sep 1994
Feb 1996
Jan 1999