Brevard County (Florida)
Administrative Procedures
 

5200 - ELEMENTARY ATTENDANCE APPEAL

The Board Policy 5200 states: A student who is absent for more than nine (9) days within a semester will not receive a passing grade for the semester in accordance with Florida statute unless absences are approved.

Parents whose students are in jeopardy of failing due to exceeding the nine (9) day per semester attendance policy may apply for an attendance appeal. Absences not counting toward the nine (9) day attendance policy are court dates, religious holidays, illness with medical documentation, and chronic and extended illness.

The Attendance Appeal Committee consists of at least three (3) to five (5) persons. Appropriate committee personnel include: an administrator, guidance counselor, attendance clerk, and teachers.

Appeal application packets for all students will be available in the office. The packets must be completed and returned to the office a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the end of the grading period.

Parents/Students will be notified on the time, date, and location of the appeal hearing. Parents/Students will also be notified within one (1) week of the appeal committee decision.

SECONDARY ATTENDANCE APPEAL

The Board Policy 5200 states: A student who is absent more than nine (9) days within a semester or four (4) days a quarter for block schedule schools will not receive a passing grade for the semester in accordance with Florida statute unless absences are approved.

Students who are in jeopardy of not receiving course credit due to exceeding the nine (9) day per semester attendance policy may apply for an attendance appeal. Absences not counting toward the nine (9) day/four (4) day attendance policy are court dates, religious holidays, illness with medical documentation, and chronic and extended illness.

The Attendance Appeal Committee consists of at least three (3) to five (5) persons. Appropriate committee personnel include: an administrator, guidance counselor, attendance clerk, and teachers.

Appeal application packets for all students will be available in the office. The packets must be completed and returned to the office a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to end of the grading period.

Parents/Students will be notified of the time, date, and location of the appeal hearing. Parents/Students will also be notified within one (1) week of the appeal committee decision.

Approved 12/10/02
Revised 1/12/12
Technical Change 8/4/15

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