Traverse City, MI asked in Education Law for Michigan

Q: Can they make a 16 year old as of today’s date go to school if the parent gives permission to stop going.

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There's just not enough information. But, this might be a starting point to get more information.

The law in Michigan governing compulsory attendance requires a parent, legal guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child age six to sixteen to send the child to school during the entire school year, except under the limited circumstances specified in subsection (3) of section 380.1561.

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