Tennessee Compulsory Education Law
T.C.A. 49-6–3001 – School Age - (c) (1) Every parent, guardian or other person residing within this state having control or charge of any child or children between six (6) years of age and seventeen (17) years of age, both inclusive, shall cause such child or children to attend public or non-public school, and in event of failure to do so, shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided. (The courts have ruled that the word "inclusive" requires a child to attend school until the day before his/her eighteenth birthday.)
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A safe and supportive school climate can help prevent bullying. Bedford County Schools provides a system-wide approach to supporting students and teachers with the Tennessee Behavior Support project, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and resources from www.stopbullying.gov. All stakeholders work together to create a climate where bullying is not acceptable.