Is it illegal for a kid to not go to school?

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asked Jul 4, 2020 in Home Schooling by Alka9elter (1,790 points)
Is it illegal for a kid to not go to school?

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answered Jul 4, 2020 by Grahlu (51,270 points)
Yes it is illegal for a kid or child to not go to school.

When a kid reaches Kindergarten age which is either 5 or 6 years of age at the start of the school year the child must be enrolled in school or be home schooled.

If the parents don't send the child or children to school or don't home school them then the parents can be arrested and serve up to a year in jail and be fined.

Going to school in the USA is not optional for kids and is mandatory until the child is at least 16 to 17 years old depending on the laws in teh state.

A child must by law go to school and get an education.

The child if old enough can also go to Juvenile detention if they don't attend school.
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answered Jul 24, 2020 by LindaHartzell (26,630 points)
Yes it's illegal for a kid to not go to school once the kid reaches Kindergarten age which is between 5 years old and 6 years old.

Unless you home school your kid then he or she must legally go to school.

If the kid refuses to go to school you either need to home school them or you need to literally drag the kid to school or you could lose custody of your child and they can even put the parents in jail and fine them for not sending the kid to school.

I've had to carry my son off to kindergarten before and he was literally kicking and screaming and it took me and his day to carry him and he would grab onto the car door and hold on for dear life.

He would also sometimes fake like he had the flu, stomach flu a tummy ache, fever etc.

I once caught him taking the the thermometer in his mouth and putting it under the hot water and then I walked in on him doing it.

But he still had to go to school.

I hated school too but kids legally have to go to school.
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answered Dec 23, 2021 by Jeraldo (5,020 points)

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