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What this means and how it would impact you:
Students 16 or older would be exempt from the compulsory attendance requirements of traditional school enrollment and attendance if they were enrolled in an alternative educational program deemed appropriate by the local board of education or if the student, parent/guardian and principal agree to the withdrawal of the student’s compulsory attendance. A written disclaimer would need to be required in the latter option concerning the success rate of a high school graduate compared to a high school dropout and a list of educational alternatives. The principal’s agreement to remove the student from school would not be required if the student withdraws due to financial hardship, illness or a court order.
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