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Indian Act

Version of section 117 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-12-15:

Marginal note:When attendance not required

 An Indian child is not required to attend school if the child

  • (a) is, by reason of sickness or other unavoidable cause that is reported promptly to the principal, unable to attend school;

  • (b) is, with the permission in writing of the superintendent, absent from school for a period not exceeding six weeks in each term for the purpose of assisting in husbandry or urgent and necessary household duties;

  • (c) is under efficient instruction at home or elsewhere, within one year after the written approval by the Minister of such instruction; or

  • (d) is unable to attend school because there is insufficient accommodation in the school that the child is entitled or directed to attend.

  • R.S., c. I-6, s. 117

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