Changes Made to Attendance Policy
July 25, 2013
Please note: This article was originally published on 7/25/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
The School Board has made changes to its student attendance policy. Student absences may be excused for illness not requiring a doctor visit for up to 5 days per school year.
A note documenting the illness must be provided by a parent or legal guardian for the absence to be excused within five days of the absence. For illnesses requiring a doctor visit or hospital stay, documentation from a doctor must be provided to the school for the absence to be excused.
Per Tennessee State law, students who have more than 5 unexcused absences per school year are truant, and are subject to truancy charges in Montgomery County juvenile court. For more details, please see the policy at http://www.cmcss.net/departments/instruction/attendance.aspx