04 - Truancy

Search the Handbook

Your search results will appear in the below list. Click the title of the result you would like to read, and the content will appear in the main part of the web page.

Search Results

Students are considered truant when they miss or skip class without school approved parental permission. Any missed assignments or tests will result in an F. A vacation with an adult family member is not truancy.  

Truancy is a serious offense and will result in the following actions will be taken:

  • Students will be required to serve detention equal to the amount of school time missed.  
  • Parent(s) will be informed of the truancy. 
  • Truancies will be noted on the student’s permanent cumulative record. 
  • A student who cuts classes, skips school, leaves without a building pass or fails to bring in a valid excuse the next school day will receive one detention for each period missed up to seven for a full day and one detention for leaving without a building pass.
  • After receiving five different unexcused absences (skipping school for any period of time will be considered truancy), the parents of the student will be personally contacted and a letter will follow placing the student on disciplinary probation. 

IN-HOUSE TRUANCY

Skipping class to work on homework or projects is considered in-house truancy. Students who are present in the building but do not report to their class are considered truant and are subject to discipline.

 

UPDATED 6/4/20