P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800         540-863-1804 fax

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:          September 18, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Attendance

RATIONALE

Attached is information concerning excessive absenteeism and truancy.  Excessive absenteeism is when a student misses 10% of the school year regardless of the reason.  Truancy is when a student has seven or more unverified absences.  Data was collected differently this year to be aligned with state reporting.   The Division also implemented attendance hearings with parents and students who were excessively absent or truant. 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

School Board Policy JED, §§22.1-254, 22.1-258 through 22.1-269, 22.1-279.3, 46.2-323and 46.2-334.001

STAFF CONTACTS

Jan Hobbs, Director of Assessment and Accountability

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

 

 

 

Attached:  Attendance Report