Compulsory schooling/refusal to attend school

In Schleswig-Holstein, all children who turn six years old by 30 June of the current calendar year are required to attend school.

In Schleswig-Holstein, all children who turn six years old by 30 June of the current calendar year are required to attend school.

In Schleswig-Holstein, all children who turn six years old by 30 June of the current calendar year are required to attend school.
Compulsory education is divided into full-time compulsory education and compulsory vocational education. Compulsory education is fulfilled by establishing a school relationship with a public school or by attending a substitute school.
Due to the school relationship,

  • obliges pupils to take lessons, to take scheduled examinations and to attend other school events declared mandatory,
  • obliges parents to ensure that pupils take part in lessons and other school events, and
  • obliges trainers, employers and employers to encourage those who are obliged to attend vocational school to fulfil compulsory vocational education.

Anyone who does not comply with this obligation is acting in an irregular manner.
School refusal - or school absenteeism as well as colloquially "truancy" - includes all forms of unauthorized absence from school.
As a measure to enforce school attendance, pupils who do not attend classes without a legitimate reason can be transferred to the school in accordance with § 28 of the School Act. The general rules on the enforcement of administrative acts remain unaffected. In addition, sanctions for non-compliance with compulsory schooling are possible, for example the imposition of a fine under the Administrative Offences Act.

§§ 11, 20 to 23, 26, 28, 144 Schleswig-Holstein School Act (Schulgesetz - SchulG).

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