13-27-7. Notification for excuse from attendance--Certificate of excuse--Revocation.
Each notification for excuse from school attendance for the reasons provided in § 13-27-3 shall be on a standard form acknowledged before a notary or two witnesses. The form shall be provided by the secretary of the Department of Education. A certificate of excuse shall be included as part of the notification and is effective upon the filing of the notification with a school official, without the necessity of school board action, subject to revocation thereafter as provided in this chapter. The certificate of excuse shall be for a period not to exceed one year and shall state the reason for the excuse is that the child will receive alternative instruction. Upon a showing by the secretary of the Department of Education that a child excused from school attendance pursuant to § 13-27-3 is not being instructed in compliance with § 13-27-3, the school board may immediately revoke the child's certificate of excuse.
Any test score required by § 13-27-3 shall be kept on file in the public school of the district where the child has school residence as defined in § 13-28-9. If subsequent achievement test results reveal less than satisfactory academic progress in the child's level of achievement, the school board may refuse to renew the child's certificate of excuse.
Source: SDC 1939, § 15.3202; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 15, § 2; SL 1971, ch 116, § 3; SL 1981, ch 141, § 3; SL 1983, ch 131, § 1; SL 1991, ch 20, §§ 17, 18; SL 1992, ch 128, § 2; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 63; SL 2012, ch 98, § 1; SL 2017, ch 78, § 3.
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