Richland District Two Attendance Policy
Students can miss up to ten
days of lawful absences. All days past ten must be approved by the
Any student with more than
ten absences may be retained.
High School students who
exceed five absences in a semester course or ten absences in a year long course
may not receive credit for that course. However students may be eligible to pay
to make up missed days, not to exceed four make up days.
After an absence, medical or
parent notes must be submitted to school within five days.
If notes are submitted after
five days, the absences may be considered as unlawful.
Student illness if
attendance would endanger his health or the health of others. (If your child has
an illness that causes an absence to be more than five days, you may make a
request for homebound instruction. You must have the proper form submitted from
a medical practitioner)
Illness or death in the
A recognized religious
holiday of the students’ faith.
Medical or dental
appointments; court appearances.
Three consecutive or five
total unlawful absences are considered to be truancy.
Parent/ legal guardian will
be notified that an Attendance Improvement Plan must be
If unlawful absences
continue, a referral may be made to the Richland County Family
Parents convicted for
educational neglect may be placed under court order, fined up to $ 50.00 a day
and /or jailed for up to thirty days for each unexcused absence
Students between the ages of
twelve and seventeen may be sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice for up to
A court order may remain in
effect until a child graduates from high school.