§ 11.13. Compulsory school age.

 Except as otherwise provided by law, compulsory school age refers to the period of a child’s 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 The provisions of this §  11.13 amended under section 1317(a) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  367(a)) (Repealed); and sections 1326, 1327, 1330, 1372, 1511, 2103(8) and 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  13-1326, 13-1327, 13-1330, 13-1372, 15-1511,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. O’Leary v. Wisecup, 364 A.2d 770 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1976).

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