Education Law requires students enrolled in the District to attend each school day unless legally excused. The educational program offered by this District is predicated upon the presence of the student. It requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation, in a well-planned instructional activity, under the tutelage of a competent teacher. Absences other than legal absences, as defined by state regulations, have a highly adverse affect on the student as well the entire educational program. Therefore, the Board of Education urges all parents to make every effort to see that their children are in attendance.
Education Law Sections 3205 and 3210
Excuses and Absences
A written excuse, signed by a parent/guardian, should be presented by the student on the day when returning to school following each absence. Students who accumulate three consecutive days of absence will be referred to the building principal for appropriate action. Rules and regulations will be developed for dealing with truancy and excessive illegal absences Education Law Sections 3205 and 3210