Students who are absent from school without the knowledge and consent of their parents/guardians and the administration, or students who leave school during any session without the consent of the principal, shall be considered truant. Students may also be considered truant if they have accumulated excessive unjustifiable absences, even with the consent of parent/guardians.


School administrators and teachers are responsible for keeping records of student attendance. Also, the designated attendance officer for the district shall assist the administration when a student attendance problem warrants additional investigation or assistance.


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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.


Adopted: December 14, 2000




Cross Refs: JEA, Compulsory Attendance Ages and Part-Time Attendance

JHG, Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect


Legal Refs: 167.031 -.111, 210.167, RSMo.


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