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3155 P1 Releasing Minors from School Attendance

Exceptions to the compulsory attendance requirement shall be administered according to the following administrative provisions:

  1. A partial release from school to enter employment may be given to students who are over the age of sixteen (16) and who have completed the eighth grade. Minors excluded under this provision are required to attend part-time schooling or home schooling
  2. On an annual basis, a school-age minor may receive a full release from attending school if:
    • The school age minor has already completed the work required for graduation from high school;
    • The minor is taught at home in the subjects required by the Utah State Office of Education;
    • The minor is in a physical or mental condition which renders school attendance inexpedient and impractical. The student’s condition must be certified by a licensed physician;
    • The minor’s employment provides proper influences and adequate opportunities for his/her education; and/or
    • The Administration has determined that a minor over the age of sixteen (16) is unable to profit from attendance at school because of inability or a continuing negative attitude toward school regulations and discipline. The student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) will be involved with discussions and determinations related to the potential release.

When a school-aged minor is excused from attendance by the Board, a certificate shall be issued by the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services stating the school-aged minor is excused from school attendance for the period on the certificate.


March 14, 2017

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