Excessive Pupil Absence
Students over the age of compulsory attendance in the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District may be dropped from enrollment if they have been absent twenty (20) consecutive days and the district has complied with the following procedures:
- Formal letters will be mailed to the parent/guardian notifying them of their child’s absence at the ten (10) day mark, the fifteen (15) day mark and the twenty (20) day mark.
- The principal must schedule an informal conference to discuss the attendance problem. Both the student and his/her parent or legal guardian will be notified of this conference through a certified letter sent to the last known address.
- At that conference, the principal must determine the reasons for the student’s absence and whether reasonable changes in the student’s educational program would encourage or facilitate his or her continuance of study.
- The student and the parent or legal guardian must be informed orally and in writing of the student’s right to re-enroll, as long as the student remains qualified to attend.
- If, after reasonable notice, the student and parent or legal guardian fail to attend the informal conference, the student may be dropped from enrollment, provided there is notification in writing of the right to re-enter at any time, as long as the student is qualified for attendance.
The building administrator may place a hotline call to Child Protective Services at any time during the process if they feel the parent/guardian is demonstrating educational neglect.