The Alabama Code states that every child between the ages of six and 17 years shall be required to attend a public school, private school, church school, or be instructed by a competent private tutor. Admission to public school shall be on an individual basis on the application of the parents, legal custodian, or guardian of the child to the local board of education at the beginning of each school year, under such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. The parent, legal custodian, or guardian of a child who is six years of age, may opt out of enrolling their child in school at the age of six years by notifying the local school board of education, in writing that the child will not be enrolled in school until he or she is seven years of age.
Authority: Ala. Code §16-28-1, §16-28-3 and §16-28-7(1975)
as amended by Alabama Act No: 2014-245
Resident Students: The board defines resident students as students whose parents or legal guardians live within the Chickasaw City School district. All resident students of the school system shall be entitled to be admitted, subject to policy limitations and judicial constraints, to the Chickasaw City Schools. For enrollment/admission requirements for non-resident students, see Policy 5.11 Non- Resident Admittance/Enrollment Requirements.