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72-3217. Required courses of instruction; graduation requirements. All accredited schools, public, private or parochial, shall provide and give a complete course of instruction to all pupils, in civil government, and United States history, and in patriotism and the duties of a citizen, suitable to the elementary grades; in addition thereto, all accredited high schools, public, private or parochial, shall give a course of instruction concerning the government and institutions of the United States, and particularly of the constitution of the United States; and no student who has not taken and satisfactorily passed such course shall be certified as having completed the course requirements necessary for graduation from high school.

History: L. 1919, ch. 257, § 2; R.S. 1923, 72-1103; L. 1925, ch. 224, § 1; L. 1968, ch. 20, § 2; L. 1984, ch. 261, § 5; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

72-1103.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Home Education v. Compulsory Attendance Laws: Whose Kids Are They Anyway?" David Allen Peterson, 24 W.L.J. 274, 293 (1985).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Applied in construing truancy statute (72-4801); "home school" held not equivalent of "private or parochial" school. State v. Lowry, 191 K. 701, 703, 704, 383 P.2d 962.

2. Nonpublic schools need neither accreditation nor certified teachers. In re Sawyer, 234 K. 436, 440, 672 P.2d 1093 (1983).


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