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(WTVM) -

An Alabama law that has been on the books for years is now being enforced by state administrators. Many private schools will now be required to apply for a license in order to continue operating.

Administrators met with headmasters on Thursday, July 11, to explain the requirements.

Before the state will grant the school a license, private schools must submit documentation proving that their teachers are certified, and their academic curriculum meets appropriate standards.

State administrators say they want students to receive top-notch education. Dennis Coe, Director of Supporting Programs, says, "We're here to help with education and help oversee and help make sure the children are protected and getting the education they so deserve."

Private schools that have been nationally accredited since 1984 are not required to apply for a license.

Schools associated with churches are also not required to apply as long as they can provide contact information and proof that they are part of an existing church.

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