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602.2

Compulsory Education 

 

The Cedar Rapids Community School District follows the Compulsory Attendance Age as described in the Code of Iowa:

 

1. Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, a child who has reached the age of six and is under sixteen years of age by September 15 is of compulsory attendance age. However, if a child enrolled in a school district or accredited nonpublic school reaches the age of sixteen on or after September 15, the child remains of compulsory age until the end of the regular school calendar.

 

2. A child who has reached the age of five by September 15 and who is enrolled in a school district shall be considered to be of compulsory attendance age unless the parent/ guardian of the child notifies the school district in writing of the parent’s/guardian’s intent to remove the child from enrollment in the school district.

 

3. A child who has reached the age of four by September 15 and who is enrolled in the statewide preschool program under Chapter 256C shall be considered to be of compulsory attendance age unless the parent/guardian of the child submits written notice to the school district implementing the program of the parent’s/guardian’s intent to remove the child from enrollment in the preschool program.

Code of Iowa:

§§ Chapter 299A, 299.2, 299.1 and 299.1A


  • Approved: 02-14-78 Approved: 02-14-78
  • Revised: 10-13-86 Revised: 10-13-86
  • Reviewed: 01-22-90 Reviewed: 01-22-90
  • Revised: 04-05-93 Revised: 04-05-93, 12-16-96, 11-23-98, 06-14-99, 03-24-08, 12-08-14, 12-11-17, 04-12-2021
  • Documents: 602.2

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