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Truancies & Unexcused Absences

Reasons NOT acceptable for being absent from school which are considered truancies or unexcused absences during the regular school year.

A truancy occurs if a student does the following:
  • Going to work with parent or other family member.
  • Going to the beach, lake, river, mountains or desert.
  • Going to a concert.
  • Getting ready for a date.
  • Babysitting, taking care of other family members.
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Joyriding or partying.
  • Personal problems.
  • Repairing car or household items
  • Waiting for service or repair people to arrive.
  • Shopping
  • Camping
  • Attending a sporting event.
  • Any other reason not included in “Acceptable Reason for Excused Student Absences.” Bus not available/missing bus.
  • Participating in a student demonstration off campus.

All absences must be verified or the absence becomes an unexcused absence or truancy.