Any child who is subject to compulsory attendance who has ten or more unexcused absences during a calendar school year.
Occur when the student fails to attend school, with or without the knowledge of the parent/legal guardian, for reasons other than those specifically outlined as excused absences.
Excused Absences may occur under the following circumstances:
- When a personal illness or attendance in school endangers a student’s health or the health of others. Documentation may be required within five days of student’s return to school.
- A serious illness or death in a student’s immediate family necessitating absence from school. Documentation may be required within five days of student’s return to school.
- A court order by a government agency, including pre-induction physical examinations for service in the Armed Forces mandating absence from school.
- Observing religious holidays which necessitate absence from school. In some instances, documentation may be requested.
- Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.
- An absence not to exceed one day for registering to vote.
- Out-of-school suspensions.
- Visiting with a parent or legal guardian prior to or during leave from deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting as a member of the Armed Forces or the National Guard (maximum of five school days per year).