CHAPTER 112

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2702 (a) OF TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, BY REQUIRING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 16.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 2702 (a), Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a) Every parent, guardian or other person in the State having control of a child between the ages of six and sixteen is required to and shall send such child to a free public school in the district of the residence of the parents except as determined in accordance with Chapter 6, Title 14, Delaware Code, and shall send him to that school each day of the minimum school term of 180 days beginning the first day of the school year in the calendar year in which such child reaches the age of six, unless the local school authorities determine that such beginning is not in the best interest of the child. In the event of parental objections to a decision of the local school authorities, an appeal may be made to the State Board of Education whose decision shall be final.

Approved May 29, 1969.