Policies and Regulations → Section J → JE → Student Attendance
Last revised: September 05, 2019
To establish procedures to implement Maryland laws on home instruction, which set forth oversight requirements for local public school systems
Except as otherwise provided under Maryland law, a person who has legal custody or care and control of a child who is 5 years old or older and under 18 shall see that the child attends school or receives regular, thorough instruction, during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age.
The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent of schools or designee is required to determine if a student participating in a home instruction program in Montgomery County is receiving, at a minimum, regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public schools to students of the same age.