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October 25, 2022 School Board Meeting
Board Policy 5200 Attendance
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/25/2022
Public Hearing - 12/13/2022
Consent Type

The purpose of the proposed revisions to the policy is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, Florida State Board of Education Rules, Board policies, administrative rules, procedures, and guidelines. In addition, the proposed revisions promote transparency and accountability.

  • The following were added/removed from the current policy:
  • Additions: New reasons for excused absences, truancy procedures for home ed, discipline section on tardies/truancy
  • Removal: Action on 3 unexcused absences, removal of time limit for being considered present, attendance appeal process, absences related to autism, college visits, married and pregnant students
  • These proposed revisions do encompass the suggested language from NEOLA.
  • Past practices not in NEOLA have been added to the administrative procedure.

Board Policy 5200 Attendance will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

  • Work Session – 10/11/22
  • Rule Development (Public Hearing) – 10/25/22
  • School Board Meeting Information – 10/25/22
  • School Board Meeting Approval – 12/13/22

Effective Date – upon approval

Review/discuss proposed revisions to 5200 Attendance and advise staff of additional requested changes as needed.

Authority for Action
F.S. 984.151, F.S. 1002.20, F.S. 1003.02, F.S. 1003.21, F.S. 1003.23, F.S. 1003.24, F.S. 1003.26, F.S. 1003.27, F.A.C. 6A-1.044, Pupil Attendance Records F.A.C. 6A-1.09512, Equivalent Minimum School Term for Compulsory Attendance Purposes, F.A.C. 6A-1.09513, Parents' Responsibility for School Attendance, F.A.C. 6A-1.09514, Excused Absences for Religious Instruction or Holiday
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Christine Moore, Assistant Superintendent; Student Services
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