Board Policies

Last revised: June 12, 2017

501.6

Student Absences — Unexcused

Student Absences — Unexcused

Policy Title: Student Absences — Unexcused
Code No. 501.6

Students shall attend school unless excused by the building administrator. Absences, which are not approved by the administration, shall be unexcused absences. Students are subject to disciplinary action for unexcused absences.

A student absent without the building administrator’s permission is considered truant. Truant students may be reported to law enforcement officials in accordance with law. Repeated truancies may result in loss of credit and possible exclusion from school. Under Iowa law, it is a criminal offense when parents or guardians do not ensure that their children attend school on a regular basis.

Date of Adoption:
October 12, 1992

Date of Revision:
January 13, 2003
October 27, 2008
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

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Date of Adoption

October 12, 1992

Date of Revision

January 13, 2003
October 27, 2008
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

Date of Review
June 12, 2017