Administrative Procedure 330

Student Attendance

Background

Regular attendance is important because regular school attendance contributes to academic success and to development of responsible student behaviour.

Definition

Absence constitutes missing any instructional period.

Procedures

  1. The Associate Superintendent, Education & Administration shall be the District's Attendance Officer.
  2. Staff in each school will make every effort to ensure that the school provides an environment, which encourages students to attend.
  3. When students do not attend regularly, parents shall be kept informed of the incidence of absenteeism.
  4. The consequences for student attendance/non-attendance will be well publicized to parents and students at each school.
  5. Students who are chronically absent from classes or school may be referred by the Principal to the District Attendance Officer.
  6. Students who are chronically absent from school may be referred by the District Attendance Officer to the Alberta Attendance Board.

Adopted:

April 16, 1990

Amended:

December 4, 2001, June 22, 2010, September 21, 2016

Reference:

Section 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 60, 61, 113, 126 School Act

Cross References:

Policy 13 Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

AP 390 Student Appeals