Detroit, MI asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Education Law for Indiana

Q: Get dcs out of our life bc 5yr old missed to much school bc sick, in Indiana not mandatory for kids under 7 to attend

My 5 year old is enrolled in kindergarten and missed 14 days over the course of 3 months of school due to being sick but wasnt sick enough that it required me to take him to the doctors so I didnt get doctor notes for those days. The school has to report to dcs if a child misses more than 10 unexcused days, The school informed dcs and they came to my house yesterday and asked to come inside I said no and said I would meet with them on Monday, but in Indiana it isnt mandatory for children under 7 to attend school so technically It shouldn't matter if he misses at all bc kindergarten isnt mandatory And i could just take him out of school until he turns 7 if I wanted to, but I want him in school. I dont want to deal with dcs. can I legally make them drop my case bc legally he doesn't even have to attend at all and that's the only reason they were called bc of school attendance

1 Lawyer Answer
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr.
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Based on your question you can't drop the case and request DCS leave you alone. Once a report is made they investigate and go from there.

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