To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. A student who attends fewer than 90 percent of the days the class is offered will be referred to the attendance review committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can regain credit, if appropriate.
In determining whether there were extenuating circumstances for the absences, the attendance committee will use the following guidelines:All absences will be considered in determining whether a student has attended the required percentage of days. If makeup work is completed, absences for the reasons listed above at Exemptions to Compulsory Attendance will be considered days of attendance for this purpose. A transfer or migrant student begins to accumulate absences only after he or she has enrolled in the district. For a student transferring into the district after school begins, including a migrant student, only those absences after enrollment will be considered.In reaching a decision about a student’s absences, the committee will attempt to ensure that it is in the best interest of the student.
The committee will consider whether the absences were for reasons over which the student or the student’s parent could exercise any control.The committee will consider the extent to which the student has completed all assignments, mastered the essential knowledge and skills, and maintained passing grades in the course or subject.The student or parent will be given an opportunity to present any information to the committee about the absences and to talk about ways to earn or regain credit.The student or parent may appeal the committee’s decision to the board of trustees by filing a written request with the superintendent in accordance with policy FNG(LOCAL). The actual number of days a student must be in attendance in order to receive credit will depend on whether the class is for a full semester or for a full year.
- The committee will consider the acceptability and authenticity of documented reasons for the student’s absences.
The committee may impose the following conditions on the receipt of credit, such as requiring the student to:
1. Complete additional assignments, as specified by the committee.
2. Satisfy time-on-task requirements before and/or after school.
3. Attend tutorial sessions as scheduled.
4. Attend Saturday School sessions.
5. Attend summer school.
6. Complete correspondence courses.
7. Maintain the attendance standards for the rest of the semester.
8. Take an examination to earn credit in accordance with board policy.
In all cases, the student must also earn a passing grade in order to receive credit.