EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Part I. Education
Chapter 1. Provisions of
Section 12.101. School Year.
The school year for all schools consists of
no fewer than six hundred fifty hours of classroom instruction for first and
second graders, and no fewer than eight hundred hours of classroom instruction
for third graders and no fewer than nine hundred hours of classroom instruction
for fourth through twelfth graders. The Director of the Department of
Education establishes beginning and ending dates of the school year to suit
Government school needs and customs.
Amended by State Law 4-121.
Section 12.102. Attendance.
A person attends a public or private school
from his sixth through his fifteenth years, or until his graduation from
elementary school, whichever occurs earlier, unless excluded from school or
exempted from attendance by the Department of Education. A student's first
year of schooling is at the beginning of the school year in which he reaches the
age of six on or before September thirtieth of the year. The Department of
Education may delay a students entry in school for one year if it cannot
accommodate the student because of inadequate facilities or an insufficient
number of personnel.