3315 Attendance Officer


Regular attendance by the students at school is essential for students to obtain the maximum opportunities from the education program. Parents and students alike are encouraged to ensure an absence from school is a necessary absence. Students shall attend school unless excused by the building administrator, or designee, of their attendance center.

The Grand Island Public Schools appoints building administrators from each school building to serve as the building’s attendance officer. The building administrator shall notify the building social worker when a student is demonstrating excessive absenteeism. Excessive absenteeism is the failure to attend school for the minimum number of days. The Grand Island Public Schools sets the minimum number of days at 90% of days that the student’s school is open and in session. The building social worker will investigate the report of any child who may be in violation of the state’s compulsory attendance statutes.

Annually, the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session and include a public hearing to discuss, consider, receive input, and take action (if deemed appropriate) on policy 8312 EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Statute 79-208 and 209
NDE Rule 10.012.01B

Policy Reference:
8310 STUDENT ATTENDANCE ABSENCES EXCUSED
8312 EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM
8320 COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

Policy Adopted: 05.12.2016

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