Originally Posted by 4evermom
Hmmm. It could be if she is enrolled in the school she is considered the same as compulsory age. Here the compulsory age is 8 but if you are signed up for school, all the rules apply. Even if you withdraw your child from 1st grade, you have to register as a homeschooler and do all the paperwork when you wouldn't have had to until age 8 if she had never gone to school at all.
Yes, it's the same in GA. Compulsory attendance age is 7, but if you enroll your 5 y/o in K and then pull them out mid-year to homeschool, you must file all the appropriate paperwork even though they are not yet 7. Once they have been enrolled, compulsory attendance laws apply.
That said, 3 unexcused absences qualifying her for truancy for K seems really excessive. It should be at least 5, if not 10 days allowed. FWIW, they have to send out those letters. But if you call and talk to the principle or school social worker and explain that your dd is doing well in school and they were vacation related, it should not be a problem at all. It's the parents who ignore all attempts at communication by the school and continue to allow their children to miss days of school past the truancy letter that end up in trouble. I used to work as a school social worker and I had to report parents to CPS, but it was NEVER the first thing we did and if the parents were nice and called us back or wrote back, and the children were doing well in school, we always let it go.