Education (Welfare) Act, 2000

Parent to cause child to attend school.

17.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the parent of a child shall cause the child concerned to attend a recognised school on each school day.

(2) A child shall not be required to attend a recognised school where—

(a) he or she is registered in the register maintained under section 14 ,

(b) an application under that section in respect of the child has been served on the Board but the Board has not made a decision in relation thereto, or a notice of appeal under section 15 has been served on the Minister but an appeal committee has not made a determination in relation to the appeal,

(c) he or she is a child to whom subsection (3) of section 14 applies and the period of 3 months referred to therein has not expired,

(d) the child is temporarily attending a school outside the State and the parent of the child has notified the school at which the child is registered of the reason for his or her non-attendance at the second-mentioned school,

(e) he or she is a child referred to in subsection (19) of section 14 ,

(f) he or she is receiving a certain minimum education pursuant to an arrangement made by the Board under section 27 (2), or

(g) there exists some other sufficient cause for his or her not so attending.