Here is an update from the Attendance Committee that was given at the March 11th’ District Advisory Council (DAC)meeting.
At the February 24th School Board Workshop, School Board members voiced their opinions on make up work:
1) UNEXCUSED ABSENCES ALLOWING MAKE UP WORK:
Both Elementary and Middle School students ARE allowed to make up work for UNEXCUSED absences with a two-day window for each day absent to submit the make up work for credit.
However, High School students are NOT allowed to make up work for UNEXCUSED absences.
Board members who agree (Good, Rich-Levinson, Freedman, Osgood, Korn, Brinkworth).
There are some Board Members that want to allow make up work for all absences without a penalty (Bartleman, Murray). Ms. Rupert was absent.
FYI….the issue of make up work for excused and unexcused absences has come up through the Area and District Advisories, and Advisory has taken a position (by way of a motion) that states ALL students be allowed to make up work for unexcused absences.
> By NOT allowing students to make up work, there would be an academic consequence for attendance.
> Parents must call in to excuse an absence and the schools’ attendance hotline must record all calls accurately.
> There is too much room for human error, and it’s the students who’s grades will be affected as a result of these human errors.
Please feel free to contact any and all School Board members to express your view on this matter.
It was shared at DAC that this issue of make up work will be coming before the School Board for a vote at an April School Board meeting.
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