(Re. SB Policy 5.5)

    Effective 2016-2017 School Year, the PBHS Attendance Policy will adhere to the School Board Policy, which states:

    All students are required to attend school every day of the 180-day school year or the equivalent on an hourly basis pursuant to the state board of education. Parents are responsible for their child's daily school attendance. Poor academic performance is associated with non-attendance.

    Unless acceptable documentation is presented/submitted, an accumulation of daily absences (excused or unexcused), by tardiness, or early sign-outs that equal 5 days (30 hours) in a marking period or 10 days within two marking periods may establish a pattern of non-attendance.

    If the student exhibits a pattern of non-attendance, principals may request documentation for subsequent absences. Non-attendance is established by tardiness, early sign-outs, or absences for all of any part of the day.

    The interventions may include, but need not be limited to:

         *Changes in the learning environment

         *Placement into different classes

         *Evaluation for alternative education programs

         *Attendance contracts

         *Referral to other agencies for family interventions or social work services

    ***Parents have two days (48 hours) in which to report, the day before, the day of, and the day after the absence. You may call 754-322-8950, send an email or fill out a form.