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5001b - Excessive Absenteeism Procedures

West Point Public Schools


Student Name:         __________________________________

Excused Absences/Documented Illness:           _____________

Unexcused Absences:                                           _____________


If the total absences from the “Unexcused/Documented Illness” absences and the “Unexcused” absence lines above is more than 20, and any portion of the absences are unexcused, the Attendance Officer will report to the county attorney immediately.


Upon any student accumulating 5 days of unexcused absences or the hourly equivalent in any one semester, the Attendance Officer shall take the following steps and initial after the completion of each step:


  1. Meet with the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s), and the student if necessary, to attempt to solve the absenteeism.

Initials: ________


  1. Consider whether curriculum changes, such as placement in an alternative educational setting, would help solve the absenteeism.

Initials: ________


  1. Conduct a psychological evaluation of the student to determine whether any other factor is contributing to the student’s absenteeism.

Initials: ________


If the investigation of steps 1-3 above leads to the conclusion that a condition or factor is contributing to the student’s absenteeism, such that any of the contemplated services would remedy the problem, the Attendance Officer shall again meet with the parent(s) or guardian(s) to discuss any referral to appropriate community agencies for economic services, family or individual counseling, or other services required to remedy the conditions or factors that are contributing to the absenteeism.

Initials: ________


If none of the steps above remedies the absenteeism, the Attendance Officer may take any additional action(s) he/she deems appropriate to attempt to remedy the absenteeism, or he/she may make a report to the county attorney if the student has 20 days of absences or fewer during the school year.


Action Taken: __________________________________________________________






Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ______________

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