Compulsory Attendance

  • Persons Subject to Compulsory Attendance

    Compulsory attendance applies to students who are at least six years old as of September 1 of the applicable school year. The law requires a student to attend public school until the student’s 19th birthday, unless the student is exempt under §25.086.  

    The law also applies to students below the age of 6 for compulsory attendance during any period that the student is voluntarily enrolled in prekindergarten or kindergarten.