(Absence Notification)

When an excuse or authorization of absence from the parent or person having custody of the student has not been provided to the school office, the school shall make a reasonable effort to promptly telephone and notify parents or persons having custody of a student upon the student's absence.

●  Students in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6):

■  Within two (2) hours after the first class in which the student is absent.

●  Students in grades seven (7) and eight (8):

■  Within two (2) hours of an absence when the absence is from the student's first class of the day.

■  Within five (5) hours of an absence from a class other than the student's first class of the day.

The District and its Board, employees, or agents are not liable for failure to notify.

Further, on or before the enrollment of a student in grades kindergarten (K) through eight (8), the District shall notify parents or other persons who have custody of a student of their responsibility to authorize any absence of the student from school and to notify the school in advance or at the time of any absence.  The District also requires that at least one (1) telephone number, if available, be given to the school office so that a "reasonable effort to notify by telephone" may be accomplished.  This telephone number, if available, shall be provided at the time of enrollment of the student in the school.  The parents or persons having custody of a student shall promptly notify the school of any change in this telephone number.