5100 Student Attendance

The Board of Education recognizes that consistent attendance is a critical factor in a student’s ability to achieve his/her fullest academic potential. Students have a right and responsibility to attend school on a daily basis. The District’s expectation is that parents/legal guardians will notify the main office of the appropriate school when the student is expected to be absent from school for the day or for an extended period of time during the school day.

Through implementation of this policy, the Board expects to minimize the number of unexcused Absences, Tardiness, and Early Departures (ATEDS), encourage full attendance by all students, maintain an adequate attendance recordkeeping system, identify patterns of student ATEDs and develop effective intervention strategies to improve school attendance.

Recognizing that there are times when students need to leave school for various reasons, written requests from the parent/guardian for the release of students is required. The appropriate time and reason for absence shall be recorded on the attendance record and reported pursuant to state requirements and district record-keeping procedures. The Building Principal and/or designee shall assume this responsibility or shall designate an individual to review and approve all requests.

Effective implementation of any attendance policy requires that all members of the school community aware of the policy, its purpose, procedures and the consequences of non-compliance.  The Board of Education will establish procedures to ensure that parents, students, teachers, administrators and community partners who support student’s attendance at school are fully informed of the elements of this policy.

A regulation has been developed to promulgate this policy.

8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 109.2

Note:
Refer to Regulation 7110R

Adopted June 25, 2002
Revised and Adopted May 3, 2011
Adopted April 21, 2015
Revised and Adopted: March 24, 2020

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