FEA(LOCAL) - ATTENDANCE: COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

Students in violation of the compulsory attendance law shall be reported to the District attendance officer, who may institute court action as provided by law.

Withdrawal for Nonattendance

The District may initiate withdrawal of a student for nonattendance under the following conditions:

The student has been absent ten consecutive school days; and

Repeated efforts by the attendance officer and/or principal to locate the student have been unsuccessful.

Students Attending Homeschools

Students who are homeschooled are exempt from the compulsory attendance law to the same extent as students enrolled in other private schools.

Adequate documentation of homeschooling for withdrawal shall consist of either a statement of withdrawal in accordance with FD(LOCAL) indicating the date homeschooling began, or a signed and dated letter from a parent or guardian indicating that his or her child is being homeschooled and the date the homeschooling began.

The District may request from a parent or guardian a letter of assurance that a child is being educated using a curriculum designed to meet basic education goals of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and a study of good citizenship.

Enforcing Compulsory Attendance

If a parent or guardian refuses to submit a requested statement or letter, or if the District has evidence that a school-aged child is not being homeschooled within legal requirements, the District may investigate further and, if warranted, shall pursue legal action to enforce the compulsory attendance law.

Palo Pinto ISD

FEA(LOCAL)-B

UPDATE 107

DATE ISSUED: 2/4/2017