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Attendance Policy

State law requires students between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend school. Your child is considered “truant” after 3 unexcused absences, 3 tardies of 30 minutes or more, or a combination of the three. Parents can be held legally responsible for their child’s school attendance.

Click on the District Attorney’s PowerPoint link below to access a more complete explanation of attendance, truancy and the legal responsibilities of parents.

http://static.bcsd.kern.org/gems/studentservicesdep/DDAParentOrientationPresent9.ppt