There is probably no factor more important to successful school progress than regular school attendance. Students who are absent excessively from the instructional program will fall behind in academic achievement. Excessive school absenteeism can result in course failure.
The attendance policy is established by the School Board. Highlights of the attendance rules are as follows:
- A secondary student accumulating ten or more unexcused class absences in an annual course or five or more unexcused absences in a semester course will be subject to the withholding of final credit, pending a student/parent requested administrative screening and/or review of all absences by the attendance review committee.
- An attendance review committee is established in each school. The committee consists of three or more school personnel who have the responsibility to review student attendance petitions during the last week of the course(s) and recommend the:
- Issuing of final credit
- Temporary withholding of final credit pending makeup assignments;
- Permanent withholding of credit.
- The following are considered excused absences: student illness, medical appointment, death in family, observance of a religious holiday, mandated religious service, and a school sponsored event or activity previously approved
- All other absences not listed above in item 3 are considered unexcused
*Excerpt from School Board Rule 6Gxl3-5A-l.04