Four County Career Center Attendance Policy
The intent of the Attendance Office is to provide you with workable information on how to keep your student on a path toward high school graduation. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IS THE LAW. Excessive absenteeism may result in poor performance, limited job skills, lower grades, failure, loss of credit, and dismissal from the Career Tech program.
Students are allowed 6 parent/guardian notes per semester (State Established)
for the following reasons:
- Personal illness or injury
- Needed at home
- Death in family
- Religious holiday
- Emergency (with approval of
Excused Verified Absence Reasons (If
Possible schedule after school or weekends)
- Physician visits/hospital care
(Physician note required excusing from school, NOT work)
- Court appearances (Requires
note from that official)
- Funeral of relative or friend
(Submit funeral home card)
- College visits/family vacations
3 days per year. See Attendance Office for the form/approval.
- Military (3 days per school
- County Fair if in a leadership
role or showing animals. (2 days allowed, requires parent and advisor
Unexcused Absence Examples
- Car problems, train delay,
missed bus, no ride, etc
- Voter Registration
- Preparing Taxes
- Living in school district where
that school closed but the school of residency and FCCC are open
How we keep parents informed of Daily and
Automated Call/Message to parents on the date of the student’s absence. Attendance reports are sent to the associate schools daily.
Parents will be notified as student’s absences approach Habitual Truant Designation.
- 30 or more consecutive hours
- 42 or more hours in a month
- 72 or more hours in a year – RC 2151.011(B)(17)
If a student is designated as Habitual Truant, the school can and will implement an attendance committee who will determine alternative consequences which can range from but are not limited to counseling, attendance contracts and In School Suspension. If all opportunities have been exhausted and attendance does not improve, truancy charges will be filed.
Leaving During the Day
Any student who leaves the building at any time, during school hours, must have permission from the Attendance Office. All students must check out in the Attendance Office. Parent/guardian notes must be turned in to the Attendance Office in the morning before leaving.
Sick During the Day
Any student who is too sick to stay in school, must be picked up by a parent or guardian. After school hours, the school may contact the EMS if the student is not picked up.