North Carolina Compulsory Attendance Law
G.S. 115-378
The Compulsory Attendance Law (G.S. 115C-378) states every parent, guardian, or other person in North Carolina having charge or control of a child between the ages of seven and 16 years of age shall cause that child to attend school continuously for a period equal to the time which the public school to which the child is assigned is in session.  It prohibits any person from encouraging, enticing, or counseling the child to be unlawfully absent from school.

The parent, guardian or custodian of the child is required to notify the school of the reason(s) for each known absence of the child, in accordance with local school policy.
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