The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83
(2.) Compulsory Education: Exemptions
(2.) Compulsory Education: Exemptions.
Every child above seven nor more than thirteen to attend school.
|That the child is under efficient or regular instruction otherwise, or is attending some private school or some educational institution not supported by grants from the Board, and which school or institution provides for instruction in reading, writing, and arithmetic on week days :
|That the child is prevented from attending school by sickness, danger of infection, temporary or permanent infirmity, or other unavoidable cause :
|That the road between the child's residence and the school is not sufficiently passable for such child :
|That one of the Inspectors or the master of any public school has, by writing under his hand, certified that such child has reached a standard of education prescribed by any regulations under this Act.
And every such certificate of exemption shall state the ground of exemption, and shall be in force for a period of one year or for a shorter period, as may be named in such certificate; and during the period named in such certificate the holder thereof shall be freed from the operation of the provisions page 28 of this Act in respect of the child named therein: Provided always that any parent dissatisfied with the decision of a Committee in refusing to grant an exemption certificate may appeal to the Board against such decision, and the Board may overrule or confirm such decision.
In case child does not attend school, notice may be given.
Proceedings to compel attendance.