Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism
  • Chronically absent: Any student in grade K-12 who misses 50 percent or more of the instructional day for any reason for 10 percent (or more) of the enrollment period.

    • All types of absences contribute to chronic absenteeism:
      • Excused Absences
      • Unexcused Absences
      • Suspensions
    • A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location for the school day.
    • Virtual academy absences are determined by whether or not a student participates in assigned activities on the designated online platform.
    • Students must attend class for at least half of the instructional day to be considered present for that day.
    • Students who are enrolled in the same school for an entire academic year and miss 18 or more days (10 percent) will be considered chronically absent.