Alabama Code Title 16. Education § 16-28-2.1

The Legislature finds that mandatory attendance policies for schools differ from school system to school system throughout the State of Alabama.  The State Board of Education shall adopt standards for a mandatory and enforceable attendance policy for all students in public schools in the State of Alabama.  Parents shall be held accountable in accordance with Sections 16-28-12 and 16-28-7 , for the failure of the child who is of compulsory attendance age to attend either public, private or church-school.  Enforcement of this section shall lie with the local board of education and the juvenile court system.

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