Policy Code: 4400 Attendance

  • Attendance in school and participation in class are an integral part of academic achievement and the teaching-learning process.  Regular attendance develops patterns of behavior essential to professional and personal success in life.  Regular attendance by every student is mandatory.  The State of North Carolina requires that every child in the State between the ages of 7 (or younger if enrolled) and 16 attend school.  Parents or legal guardians have the responsibility for ensuring that students attend and remain at school daily.

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    Legal References:  G.S. 115C-47, -84.2, -288(a), -378 to -383, -407.5; 16 N.C.A.C. 6E .0102-.0103; State Board of Education Policy TCS-L-002, -003

    Cross References:  Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students (policy 4023), Children of Military Families (policy 4050)

    Adopted:  June 28, 2010

    Revised:  August 2, 2010

    Harnett County Schools