§ 11.13. Compulsory school age.

 Compulsory school age refers to the period of a child’s life from the time the child enters school as a beginner 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. A beginner is a child who enters a school district’s lowest elementary school grade that is above kindergarten.


   The provisions of this §  11.13 amended under section 1317(a) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  367(a)); and sections 1327, 1330, 1372 and 1511 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  13-1327, 13-1330, 13-1372 and 15-1511).


   The provisions of this §  11.13 amended December 19, 1986, effective December 20, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4874. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (98913).

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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