FEA(EXHIBIT) - ATTENDANCE: COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

Exhibit A—Notice of Absences

Dear _________________________ (name of parent or guardian):

As required by law, this letter is to notify you that ____________________ (student's name) has been absent from school without an acceptable excuse on three days or parts of days within a four-week period. The dates of these absences during the period from __________ (starting date) to _______ (ending date) were __________, __________, and __________ (dates).

Under Texas law, a student's parent or guardian has a duty to monitor the student's school attendance and to require the student to attend school. Please be advised that a student is subject to truancy prevention measures under Texas Education Code 25.0915.

Regular school attendance is vital to the student's educational success. It is important that parents/guardians and the school work together for the success of each student. As a result of these absences, and to improve the student's attendance, the District will begin application of truancy prevention measures with the student.

I would like to schedule a conference with you as soon as possible to discuss the student's absences and the applicable truancy prevention measures.

At your earliest convenience, please call my office at ____________________ (telephone number) so that we can arrange a meeting.

Sincerely,

Exhibit B—Warning Letter for Attendance Enforcementfor Students Age 19 or Older

Dear _________________________ (student's name):

As required by law, this letter is to notify you of the consequences of failing to attend school. You have been absent from school without an acceptable excuse on three days or parts of days within a four-week period. The dates of these absences during the period from __________ (starting date) to ________ (ending date) were ____________, __________, and __________ (dates).

Regular school attendance is vital to your educational success. Your enrollment may be revoked for the remainder of the school year if you have more than five unexcused absences in a semester.

I would like to schedule a conference with you as soon as possible to discuss your absences and prevention measures.

At your earliest convenience, please call my office at ___________________ (telephone number) so that we can arrange a meeting.

Sincerely,

Exhibit C—Verification of Higher Education Visit

Note: In accordance with law, the District may excuse the absence of a student who is a junior or senior for up to two days per junior school year and for up to two days per senior school year for the purpose of visiting an accredited institution of higher education if the student complies with the District's procedures to verify the student's visit at the institution of higher education. [See FEA(LOCAL)]

Please have this form completed and signed by an authorized representative at the institution the student is visiting.

This form must be submitted to the principal or designee no later than ________ days after the first day the student returns to school.

For Office Use Only

Exhibit D—Verification of Service as anElection Clerk or Early Voting Clerk

Note: For information regarding service as an election clerk, including requirements and an application, visit the student election clerk FAQ hosted by the Texas Secretary of State.

The District may excuse up to two days per school year for student participation as an election clerk or early voting clerk.

Additionally, for service as an election clerk (not for service as an early voting clerk), the District will excuse one day for travel to the voting site and one day for travel from the voting site, if necessary, to fulfill the service.

Please fill out this form and submit it to the attendance clerk upon return to school.

I, __________________________________ (student's name), served as:

(check only one)

Exhibit E—Notice to District of Withdrawal to Home School andLetters of Assurance

Effective the date of this letter, I am withdrawing my child from enrollment in the District in order to instruct him/her at home. The date my child will begin homeschooling is: _______________ (insert date you will begin home instruction).

I understand that, as authorized by law, the District may further request from me a letter of assurance that my child is being educated using a home school curriculum that is designed to meet basic education goals including reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and a study of good citizenship.

I further understand that the District, in accordance with law, may investigate further and, if warranted, will pursue legal action to enforce the compulsory attendance law, if:

Exhibit F—Verification of U.S. Armed Services or Texas National Guard Enlistment Activities

Note: In accordance with law, the District shall excuse up to four absences for a student enrolled in high school to pursue enlistment in a branch of the U.S. armed forces or uniformed services or the Texas National Guard if this form is completed and signed by an authorized representative.

Please have this form completed and signed by an armed services or Texas National Guard official at the enlistment center the student is visiting. Appropriate officials include: armed services/military or Texas National Guard recruiter.

This form must be submitted to the principal or designee no later than ________ days after the first day the student returns to school.

Dates of travel: ________________ to ________________________

For Office Use Only

Exhibit G—Verification of Absence to Obtain a Learner License or Driver's License

Note: In accordance with law, if a student is at least 15 years old, the District may excuse the student's absence during high school for one day to obtain a learner license and one day to obtain a driver's license. [See FEA(LOCAL)] If the District permits such absences to be excused, the student must comply with the District's procedures to verify the visit to the driver's license office, such as the use of this form.

This form must be submitted to the principal or designee no later than ________ (number of) days after the student returns to school. Please attach a copy of the student's learner license or driver's license obtained during the absence.

Student obtained:

For Office Use Only

Verification provided: (attach)

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FEA(EXHIBIT)-X

LDU 2021.08

DATE ISSUED: 11/19/2021