E = Excused Absence – Absences with an OFFICIAL SLIP produced such as a medically documented illness, medically documented appointment, funeral of a family member, court appearances, school‐sponsored activities, or other absences approved by the building principal. There is no limit to the number of Excused Absences a student may accrue in a school year.
V = Verified Absence – Parent provides written or verbal notification to the school of students absence. Students are allowed 6 Verified Absences per school year.
U = Unexcused –
- Any student, who after 6 verified absences, does not have an excused absence.
- Any student who skips any portion of the school day (i.e. Not Excused; Not Verified)
- Any High School student who sleeps in and is late to school
The parent may verify their student from school for a total of 6 days. Beyond those 6 days, the student must have an Excused Absence with the appropriate documentation, OR….
Steps towards mediation for excessive absenteeism:
6th Unexcused Absence = Notification Letter sent to Parents
9th Unexcused Absence = Warning Letter that if Absenteeism doesn’t stop it will be turned over to the County Attorney
12th Unexcused Absence = Referral for Mediation Hearing with County Attorney