AR 5112.1 Exemptions From Attendance

KPBSD Policy Manual

AR 5112.1


Requests for exemption from compulsory full-time attendance must include satisfactory evidence of conditions upon which an exemption can be legally justified.

A child may be exempt from compulsory public school attendance if he/she:

  1. is provided a comparable academic education by attending private school in which teachers are certified, or by being tutored by certified personnel, or by attending a religious or private school operated in compliance with Alaska State Statute;
  2. attends a school operated by the federal government;
  3. has a physical or mental condition which a competent medical authority determines will make attendance impractical;
  4. is in the custody of a court or law enforcement authorities;
  5. is temporarily ill or injured;
  6. has been suspended or denied admittance according to Alaska State Statute;
  7. resides more than two miles from a public school or public school transportation route and no federal or private schools are available to him/her within two miles of his/her home;
  8. is excused by Board action or by action of the Superintendent subject to Board approval;
  9. has completed 12th grade;
  10. is enrolled in a state boarding school or in a full-time state-approved distance learning/correspondence study program;
  11. is equally well-served in an educational experience approved by the Board contingent upon the written request of the parent/guardian and approval of the school Principal; and
  12. is being educated in the child's home by a parent or legal guardian.

Legal Reference

AS 14.30.010 When attendance is compulsory
AS 14.30.045 Grounds for suspension or denial of admission.
AS 14.45.100-14.45.200 Exemption; Requirements of exempt schools; Standardized testing requirements; Records; School lockers; Definitions


Adoption Date: 10/18/04