What are the school attendance requirements in Iowa?

Full Question:

What are the school attendance requirements in Iowa? Minimum age and age to withdraw.
06/01/2017   |   Category: Education ยป Compulsory E...   |   State: Iowa   |   #38437

Answer:

Children age 6 through 16 years of age shall attend school in Iowa.
 

Iowa Statutes
Title VII. EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Subtitle 6. SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Chapter 299. Compulsory education

Current through 2016 Legislative Session

§ 299.1A. Compulsory attendance age

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 or guardian of the child notifies the school district in writing of the parent's or guardian's intent to remove the child from enrollment in the school district.

3. NEW SUBSECTION. 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 or guardian of the child submits written notice to the school district implementing the program of the parent's or guardian's intent to remove the child from enrollment in the preschool program.

Cite as Iowa Code § 299.1A

History. Amended by 2013 Iowa HF 351, s 3, eff. 7/1/2013.

Amended by 2013 Iowa HF 351, s 2, eff. 7/1/2013.

91 Acts, ch 200, §4; 2001 Acts, ch 110, §1; 2012 Acts, ch 1119, §40

Note:

Referred to in § 299.6, 299.11, 299A.1

Section amended