Whenever a student is absent from school, it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school on the morning of the absence.  On the day that the child returns to school, the parent must submit a written excuse to the school.  The note should include the date(s) of absence as well as the reason.


If the parent does not notify the school of the child’s absence, the school shall make an attempt to reach the parent by phone or note to verify the absence.  The final responsibility, however, rests solely with the parents, not with the school.


If such an absence is continued and is not due to sickness or other sufficient cause, the school principal shall report the absences to the attendance officer for investigation regarding truancy.

Statutory References:


RSA 193:1, 2, 7 and 16 (Duty of Parent; Compulsory Attendance by Pupil)

Ed 306,10(a)(1) (Department of Education, Absenteeism and Attendance)


See Appendix:  JH-R




First Reading Coordination:  12/12/00

Second Reading and Approval BOSC:  01/08/01