Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

9270 - EQUIVALENT INSTRUCTION FOR COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE COMPLIANCE PURPOSES (HOME SCHOOLING AND NON-ACCREDITED SCHOOLS)

The Board offers tuition free enrollment to all school-age children with legal settlement within the Corporation's legal boundaries. In order to comply with the Indiana Compulsory Attendance law, the parent/guardian of a child between the age of 7 and 18 must be enrolled in an accredited school or be provided with instruction that is equivalent to the instruction made available by the Board.

If a parent/guardian does not enroll a child in an accredited school, the parent/guardian shall inform the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall inform the parents that later enrollment of the child in any of the Corporation's schools will be in accordance with Board Policy 5463 - Credits and Placement from Non-accredited Schools and the administrative guidelines associated with that policy.

The Superintendent may allow a resident student who is not enrolled in any classes in the Corporation's schools, but is receiving instruction in a non-accredited or home school to participate in one or more co-curricular or extra-curricular activity(ies) provided the student meets the eligibility criteria established for the activity.

I.C. 20-33-2-4 thru 9, 20-33-2-12, 20-33-2-27
Indiana State Board of Education v. Brownsburg Community School Corporation, 865 N.E. 2d 660 (Ind. App. 2007)

Revised 2/9/11
Revised 9/10/14

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