"The collection of information regarding tuition, number of instructors, enrollment, value of property, and general condition of the school, tend to lend themselves to a brick and mortar facility rather than a home school environment."
- ALDSE, FAQ, Non-Public Schools
Note about Truancy
"Truancy Definition. A parent, guardian, or other person having charge of any child officially enrolled in Alabama public schools (K-12) shall explain in writing the cause of any and every absence of the child no later than three (3) school days following return to school."
- Admin Code 290-3-1-.02 (7)(c) "Truancy"
"It is important to note that at every juncture, church schools are exempt from oversight by the state board of education or local boards of education. (See, e.g., Section § 16-28-3 Code of Alabama (1975)." - School Law for the State Superintendent, 56: "Attendance and Instructional Issues", "Compulsory Attendance", "Attendance Requirements"
Once your student's has been withdrawn from their school and Intent to Homeschool notice has been given to your local superintendent, they no longer fall under the Code of Alabama's definition of "truant".
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