§ 11.13. Compulsory school age.
Except as otherwise provided by law, compulsory school age refers to the period of a childs life from the time the child enters school (which may be no later than at the age of 8 years), until the age of 17 or graduation from a high school, whichever occurs first.
The provisions of this § 11.13 amended under section 1317(a) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 367(a)) (Repealed); and sections 1326, 1327, 1330, 1372, 1511, 2103(8) and 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 13-1326, 13-1327, 13-1330, 13-1372, 15-1511, 21-2103(8) and 26-2603-B).
The provisions of this § 11.13 amended December 19, 1986, effective December 20, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4874; amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7670. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (307706).
Notes of Decisions
When a child was denied admittance to kindergarten on the basis of age after transferring to a different school district, he was not denied equal protection since compulsory attendance for beginners did not pertain to kindergarten students. OLeary v. Wisecup, 364 A.2d 770 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1976).
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