Graduation Speech On The State Of Virginia

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In the state of Virginia, any parent who elects to provide home instruction in lieu of school attendance shall annually notify the division superintendent in August of his intention to so instruct the child and provide a description of the curriculum, limited to a list of subjects to be studied during the coming year, and evidence of having met one of the criteria for providing home instruction. Those requirements include educating a child that has reached the fifth birthday on or before September 30 of any school year and who has not passed the eighteenth birthday. The parent must prove that they either hold a high school diploma or is a teacher of qualifications prescribed by the Board of Education, or provides a program of study or curriculum which may be delivered through a correspondence course or distance learning program or in any other manner.
In brief, Virginia law requires parents to send children to school; requires students to attend school; requires schools to take specific action when children are not enrolled or students fail to attend; authorizes law enforcement officers to pick up students who are skipping school; and authorizes juvenile courts to take action against parents and/or children for failure to attend.
Every teacher in every school in the Commonwealth shall keep an accurate daily record of attendance of all children in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Board of
Education. Such record shall, at all times, be open to any officer
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