School District of Palm Beach
School Attendance Information
School attendance is
the direct responsibility of parents/guardians and students. All
students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for
classes in order to benefit from the instructional program and to develop
habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility.
It is the responsibility
of the parents/guardians of each student to justify the absence of the
student. The justification will be evaluated based on the adopted
School Board definition that defines "excused" and "unexcused" absences.
An "excused" absence
is: NOTES REQUIRED
An "unexcused" absence
is any absence that does not fall into one of the above excused absence
Student illness - if a student
is continually sick and repeatedly absent from school, he/she must be under
the supervision of a physician in order to receive an excuse from attendance.
Death in the family
Observance of a religious holiday
or service that is recognized as such by all members of the faith.
Subpoena by law enforcement
agency or mandatory court appearance.