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501 Student Attendance

Series 500 - Student Personnel
Student Attendance                                     Code No. 501
It shall be the policy of this school district to encourage regular attendance on the part of each student.  An accurate and consistently maintained record system is crucial to alerting the staff of the attendance pattern of each student.
The staff should use resources available to meet the goal of achieving regular attendance for all students.  It is imperative that:
  1. Teachers let students know they care for them and want them in attendance every day.
  2. Parents and guardians be aware that teachers expect their help in seeing that students attend school daily.
  3. Students realize that valuable information and training is provided each day by the teachers, and they will miss important learning opportunities if they do not attend school daily.
Students who are absent from school without a reasonable excuse shall be subject to disciplinary measures which may include, but will not be limited to, short-term and long-term suspension, expulsion and or referral to the county attorney for mediation or prosecution.
Adoption: 4-14-86
Review: 7-17-89     3-8-99   10-09-08  4-14-14 4-8-19
Revision: 10-10-94
Cross References:
Legal References:   274.1; 279.8; 299.8