A good cause or valid excuse, as used in this section, exists when on account of sickness or other condition attendance was impossible or entirely inadvisable or impracticable or when, by virtue of the extraordinary circumstances, the absence is generally recognized as excusable.
EXAMPLES OF EXCUSED ABSENCES
- a. Illness.
- b. Death in immediate family.
- c. Inclement weather which would be dangerous to the life and health of the child as determined by the principal.
- d. Legal quarantine.
- e. Emergency conditions as determined by the principal.
- f. Prior permission of the principal upon request of the parent or legal guardian.
Any absences not excused shall be considered unexcused.
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Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 15 or more days of school for any reason – including excused or unexcused absences. More than seven million students nationwide are chronically absent from school, putting them at risk academically. Starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, chronic absence erodes students’ ability to learn and achieve in school.