Overview of Attendance Guidelines and Procedures
The board requires that school age students enrolled in district schools attend school regularly, in accordance with state laws. The educational program offered by the district is predicated upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation in order for students to achieve academic standards and consistent educational progress.
The interaction of students with one another in the classroom and their participation in planned learning activities under the supervision of school personnel are vital to the learning process.
As outlined in Board Policy 204
, attendance shall be required of all students enrolled in district schools during the days and hours that school is in session, except that a principal or teacher may excuse a student for temporary absences when receiving satisfactory evidence of mental, physical, or other urgent reasons that may reasonably cause the student's absence. Urgent reasons shall be strictly construed and do not permit irregular attendance.
This section outlines the procedures and guidelines to address student attendance as established by the board in accordance with this policy.