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Is Attendance in Existing Kindergarten Programs Compulsory?

access_time Posted on: August 26th, 2014

Article by: Leanne M. Miller Article V of the School Code (addressing “Duties and Powers of Boards of School Directors”) requires every school district to “establish, equip, furnish, and maintain a sufficient number of elementary public schools, in compliance with the provisions of this act, to educate every person, residing in such district, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, who may attend.” 24 P.S. § 5–501(a). The same article makes clear that school districts are not required to establish kindergarten programs, although they may do so as a matter of discretion, and if a district establishes such a… read more »

Child Support for College Students

access_time Posted on: June 30th, 2010

Article by: Leanne M. Miller Pennsylvania law provides that a parent’s entitlement to receive child support from the other parent ends when the child is 18 years old and has graduated from high school. Support will also end if the child is emancipated—living independently of both parents, in a self‑supporting status. Some exceptions are made for special needs or disabled children. Some parents enter into agreements regarding the payment of their children’s college tuition and expenses. Often, when such agreements are drafted, they are part of a divorce settlement. Pennsylvania courts have no authority to order any parent to pay… read more »