Board Policies

Adoption Date: Jun 06, 2006
Revision Date: Jul 01, 2006


A student may not withdraw from school unless the withdrawal is due to:


  1. Financial Hardship and the student must be employed to support the family;
  2. The student’s illness; or
  3. An order from a Court with jurisdiction over the student.


Each exit interview must be personally attended by:


  1. the student’s parent;
  2. the student;
  3. each designated appropriate school employee; and
  4. the student’s principal.


A student who is at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age is bound by the requirements of compulsory school attendance and may not withdraw from school before graduation unless:

  1. the student, student’s parent, and the principal agree to the withdrawal; and
  2. at the exit interview, the student provides written acknowledgement of the withdrawal and the:
    1. student’s parent; and
    2. school principal;

           each provide written consent for the student to withdraw from school.


During the exit interview, the school principal shall provide to the student and the student’s parent a copy of statistics compiled by the department concerning the likely consequences of life without a high school diploma. The school principal shall advise the student and the student’s parent that the student’s withdrawal from school may prevent the student from receiving or in the revocation of the student’s employment certificate and the driver’s license or learner’s permit.

Policy 5130
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