COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW
A student between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend school unless the student is otherwise exempted or excused. Also, a student enrolled in a public school pre-K or kindergarten program must attend school. A student absent, without permission from school or from any class, will be considered truant and subject to disciplinary action, which may also include court action. Failure to comply with the compulsory attendance law is a class C misdemeanor and punishable by fine. The district employs attendance officers to support students in maintaining good attendance. Parents or students who have concerns about attendance should contact the grade level assistant principal or school attendance office for information and/or referral to an attendance officer.
Spillane Middle School defines attendance as not being absent more than 10 minutes of any class period for any reason.
For perfect attendance purposes, doctor’s notes, notes from parents, etc. do not excuse an absence from a class period.
Students who are on school sponsored field trips will not be marked absent, and their perfect attendance status will not be affected.