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Attendance Policy

The Board believes that significant learning is provided daily for all students in every district classroom. This educational opportunity is the result of in-class participation and quality classroom instruction. The benefits of this experience cannot be fully replaced. Consequently, regular and punctual attendance is an important criterion for success in school and absences are detrimental to effective learning.

Each student in the district is required to attend school daily as established by the calendar determined annually by the Board and in compliance with state law. Unauthorized absences shall be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in accompanying procedures.

A cooperative effort between the student, parent, district, and the community regarding attendance fosters a positive educational experience. Therefore, the following goals and guidelines have been developed to establish good attendance habits at an early age. These habits will positively transfer with the students and their parents/guardians as the students' progress through the district's educational program and beyond the scholastic setting.

Policy Goals

The goals of this policy shall be as follows:
1. To improve the attendance of elementary and secondary students.
2. To improve student achievement through improved attendance.
3. To develop attitudes and habits in students, parents/guardians, and the community that reinforce the value of school and good attendance.
4. To address potential attendance problems through early intervention.