Manistee Area Schools
Bylaws & Policies


It is necessary that a student be in attendance throughout the school day in order to benefit fully from the educational program of the District.

The Board of Education recognizes, however, that from time-to-time compelling circumstances require that a student be late to school or dismissed before the end of the school day.

As agent responsible for the education of the children of this District, the Board shall require that the school be notified of such absences by the student's parent or guardian stating the reason for the tardiness or early dismissal.

If one (1) parent has been awarded custody of the student by the courts, the parent of custody shall provide the school with a copy of the custody order and inform the school in writing of any limitations in the rights of the noncustodial parent. Absent such notice, the school will presume that the student may be released into the care of either parent.

No student whose medical disability is incapacitating, may be released without a person to accompany him/her.

No student shall be released to anyone not authorized by the parent or guardian.