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Kansas State Legislature

Kansas Statutes

[K.S.A.72-1111] On and after July 1, 1997, K.S.A. 72-1111 is hereby amended to read as follows: (a) Subject to the other provisions of this section, every parent or person acting as parent in the state of Kansas, who has control over or charge of any child who has reached the age of seven years and is under the age of 18 years, shall require such child to attend continuously each school year (1) a public school for the duration of the school term , or (2) a private, denominational or parochial school taught by a competent instructor for a period of time which is substantially equivalent to the period of time public school is maintained in the school district in which the private, denominational or parochial school is located. If the child is 16 or 17 years of age, the parent or person acting as parent, by written consent, may allow the child to be exempt from the compulsory attendance requirements of this section.

(b) Any child who is under the age of seven years, but who is enrolled in school, is subject to the compulsory attendance requirements of this section. Any such child may be withdrawn from enrollment in school at any time by a parent or person acting as parent of the child and thereupon the child shall be exempt from the compulsory atten-dance requirements of this section until the child reaches the age of seven years or is re-enrolled in school.

[K.S.A. 72-53,101] Each official custodian of a private elementary or secondary school shall register the name and address of the private elementary or secondary school with the state board of education.

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