Students who are absent from school without the knowledge and consent of their parents/guardians
and the administration, or students who leave school during any session without the consent of the
principal, shall be considered truant. Students may also be considered truant if they have
accumulated excessive unjustifiable absences, even with the consent of the parent/guardian. Pupils
who are truant will not be able to make up work missed. Truancy may result in the student's
suspension or expulsion from school. The building principal will determine the penalty in
accordance with the current code of student conduct and will also provide for the student's
readmittance to class.
School administrators and teachers are responsible for keeping records of student attendance. Also,
the designated attendance officer for the district shall assist the administration when a student
attendance problem warrants additional investigation or assistance.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Legal Refs: §§ 167.031 - .111, 210.167, RSMo.
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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