|South-Western City School District|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5200.06 - RELEASED TIME FOR STUDENTS
The philosophy of the South-Western City School District states the District purpose as being "designed to carry on a sequential developmental program in education" for students in the schools. In order to obtain full benefit of that program, students must be in regular attendance and any absence can impede their progress. State law mandates full attendance of students for the number of days school is in session and places responsibility for that attendance on their parents or legal guardians.
Since regular school attendance is vital to school achievement and success, parents and students are urged to use prudence and discretion in planning an event which would result in absence from school. Requests for such planned absence should be made only in cases of utmost necessity. The principal has the authority to approve or deny requests for planned absence. It should be noted that a planned absence is not an exception to the twenty (20) days maximum absence regulation.
CROSS REF.: 10-0505, Student Attendance Accounting
R.C. 3321.01, 3321.04, 3321.14, 3321.38