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CCSD Attendance Policy

Work With Us To Ensure Your Child’s Good Attendance!

In September 1998, the Clark County Board of School Trustees voted to adopt changes to the district’s attendance regulations. These changes are designed to assist students educationally and to help the district comply with state accountability and truancy laws. In addition, the current truancy procedures support and augment the attendance regulation. REMEMBER: Students who are not in school are not benefiting from the educational opportunities provided or the instruction of excellent teachers.

The key provisions for secondary students are as follows:
  • Students who exceed 10 unexcused absences in any course during the semester will receive a failing semester grade for that course and may be retained in the current grade.
  • Students enrolled in courses for which high school graduation credit is granted (e.g., Spanish I, or Algebra IH) will receive a failing grade for the semester and will not receive credit for the course for that semester. The failing grade will be used in the calculation of the student’s high school grade point average.
  • Arranged absences must be requested in advance and in writing. Students are allowed 10 arranged absences per school year. These will be counted as excused only if the student completes and turns in the work missed from each class. More than 10 arranged absences per semester will be counted as unexcused absences.
  • Students have three days to bring a written excuse upon their return from an absence. If an excuse is not brought in within three days after the student’s return to school, the absence will be counted as unexcused and a truancy.
Explanations should include the following information:
  • The first and last name of student.
  • The date(s) the student was absent.
  • The reason the student was physically or mentally unable to attend, how the absence related to the student’s disability or nature of the emergency.
Students or parents/guardians are allowed three days after the return from an absence to request homework, and schools must allow at least three days for the assignment to be completed and submitted.

Parents and students must work with the school to develop an intervention plan for any student with poor attendance.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about the procedures or provisions of the attendance regulation.