Highlights from the Texas Education Code regarding Texas

Report
Attendance
Wilder Elementary
Topics of Discussion
 Absences
and Notes
 Truancy
 Attendance
Policy
 Attendance Codes
 Exemptions
Absences…what do I need?
 Students
have 3 days to bring in notes after
absence.
 If a student is absent for more than 3 days,
the student must have a doctor’s note.
 If a student does not bring in the required
note, the student will be counted as having an
UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.
Truancy
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10+ UN-excused absences MUST file charges
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3 Unexcused absences school MAY file charges
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Any combination of full days or parts of days (yes, leaving 15
minutes early from school is considered a partial day absence)
Any combination of full days or parts of days (yes, leaving 15
minutes early from school is considered a partial day absence)
Go to court
*Usually:
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6 months probation
$ court fee
*This is up to the court but these are typical dispositions.
TEXAS EDUCATION CODE
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Section 25.085 states:
 COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. (a) A child who is required to
attend school under this section shall attend school each school day
for the entire period the program of instruction is provided.
Sections 25.093 and 25.094 of the Texas Education Code state that Your
child is required to attend school without any unexcused absences
The reason why you are here: According to our records your child has
at least 3 days or parts of days that are unexcused (parts of days can =
1 period) OR 3 or more tardies
Missing 3 days or parts of days (unexcused) violates this law
In accordance with section 25.095 of the Texas Education Code, we are
required to warn you of the following:
 As the parent of the student, you are subject to prosecution for the
class c misdemeanor charge of Parent Contributing to
Nonattendance – punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
Attendance Codes
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U  Unexcused
E  Excused
YE  Left early,
present/excused
YU  Left early,
present/unexcused
ZE  Left early,
absent/excused
ZU Left early,
absent/excused
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T  Tardy
T-15  Tardy over 15
min (Unexcused)
H  Home Bound
G  ISS
S  Suspended
M  Medical Excused
Questions about attendance?
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Q. How can we, as
parents, monitor their
attendance?
A. Check TEAMS or call
the office to find what
their attendance is.
Communicate with us.
Q. What happens if I did
not get the letter?
A. If you moved, let the
school know. We have
the address on file from
the beginning of the year.
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Q. Q. What happens if I
don’t get a doctor’s note
that day?
A. The doctor’s office can
fax us a note—if you call
them– or your child can
bring it the next day.
Teams Parent Self Serve
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ALVIN ISD wants you to be able to keep up with
your child easily
You can view Attendance, Grades, and Discipline
To access this information online is easy
Go to www.alvinisd.netwww.alvinisd.net
Click on the FOR FAMILIES tab
Scroll down to TEAMS Parent Self Serve
Follow the online directions—you will need your
child’s ID # and DOB
Questions??
 General
 If
Questions?
you have specific questions about your
child, you may speak with the
attendance clerk, Ms. Harrison, or
assistant principal, Mrs. Hopkins:
 281-245-3090

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