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5115STUDENT ATTENDANCE,TRUANCY AND CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM

            Regular and punctual student attendance in school is essential to the educational process.  Connecticut state law places responsibility for assuring that students attend school with the parent or other person having control of the child.  To assist parents and other persons in meeting this responsibility, the Board of Education, through its Superintendent, will adopt and maintain procedures to implement this policy.

 

            In addition, the Board of Education takes seriously the issue of chronic absenteeism.  To address this issue, the Board of Education, through its Superintendent, will adopt and maintain procedures regarding chronic absenteeism in accordance with state law.

 

 

Legal References:

 

Public Act 17-14, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Department of Education

 

Public Act 16-147, An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-220

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-184

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-186

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-198a

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-198b

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-198c

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-198d

 

Connecticut General Statutes § 10-198e

 

 

Guidelines for Reporting Student Attendance in the Public School Information System (Connecticut State Department of Education, January 2008)

 

Connecticut State Board of Education Memorandum, Definitions of Excused and Unexcused Absences (June 27, 2012)

 

Connecticut State Department of Education, Guidelines for Implementation of the Definitions of Excused and Unexcused Absences and Best Practices for Absence Prevention and Intervention (April 2013)

 

Connecticut State Department of Education, Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut’s Schools: A Prevention and Intervention Guide for Schools and Districts (April 2017)

 

 

Approved August 20, 1991

 

Amended May 21, 1995

 

Amended November 21, 2017

 

Previous Policy Number IB 9

Approved 11/21/2017
Previous Policy Number: IB9