Section 21-1-11

Attendance of blind, deaf, or mute children of mandatory age - Exemptions.

The following children, when issued a certificate of exemption by the county superintendent of education, when the child resides in territory under the control of the county board of education, or by the city superintendent, when the child resides in territory under a city board of education, shall not be required to attend the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind:

(1) A child whose physical or mental condition is such as to render inadvisable his attendance at the aforesaid school, such mental or physical condition to be determined by the county health officer before the issuance of certificate of exemption; or

(2) A child who may be attending a public, private, denominational, or parochial school, within or without the State of Alabama, in which competent teachers, certified in deaf education or in vision, are instructors for the entire length of the school term in every scholastic year, the rating of such school and teachers to be determined by the State Superintendent of Education.

(Acts 1931, No. 61, p. 125; Code 1940, T. 52, §526.)