Compulsory Attendance Law

All students are required to turn in lawful excuses for absences within 3 school days of their return to school. Excuses turned in after the third day will be unexcused and count towards your child's truancy status.

Excuses should be on a separate paper and not written in your child's planner.

Please note that : A child ages 6 to 17 years old is truant when he/she has 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences during the school year. An Attendance Intervention Plan will be done for all truant students. Depending upon the age of the child, continued unlawful or unexcused absences will be cause for a report or petition being made to DSS and or DJJ for further intervention.

Your child's success in school depends on him/her having a solid education background. One that can only be gained through regular school attendance.