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Excessive Absences

Excessive Absences

  • Schools will identify and provide intervention strategies for students with unexcused absences.
  • School-related activities taking students out of school are not included when evaluating excessive absences.
  • A student is not allowed more than ten (10) school-related absences per class per semester.
  • State law requires schools to withdraw a student after ten (10) consecutive days of absence, but only after the school has exhausted its efforts to keep the student in an educational setting through a variety of interventions.
  • Schools may not use out of school suspension or expulsion as punishment for truancy.

 

Interventions for Students with Excessive Absences:

 

Unexcused Full Day Absences

2

5

10

10+

Parent/Guardian Contact

x

x

x

x

School Interventions & Strategies

x

x

x

x

Written Notice to Parents from District

 

 

x

 

Phone Call to Parent from District

x

x

 

 

Parent & Student Conference w/School Staff

 

x

x

 

Referral to District Attendance Office

 

 

x

x

Community Truancy Crisis Team Intervention

 

 

x

x

 

Students who miss more than ½ of their school day are considered absent a full day.

If your child will be absent, please call the school to report the absence at 260-2040 Extension 22304.