Board Policies – Section J – Students

JBD – Absences and Excuses (See AEB, IHEA, JBE and JDD)

The board encourages all students to attend school on a regular basis.

When a student is absent from school an attempt shall be made to contact the parent or guardian to determine the reason for the absence. The principal has been designated to determine the acceptability and validity of excuses presented by the parent(s) or the student.

Procedures for notifying parents on the day of a student’s absence shall be published in the student handbook.

Excused/Unexcused Absences

Definitions of excused and unexcused absences shall be published in the student handbook.

Significant Part of a School Day

Significant part of a school day is defined as any single class period at the secondary level or one hour at the elementary level.

Make-Up Work

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain make-up assignments from teachers following an excused or unexcused absence.

Approved: November 12, 2014

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