Attendence

It is the belief of Stratton School District that students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful. While we are aware that all learning is not confined to the classroom, the educational opportunities are severely limited for the individual student when that student is absent from the classroom environment.

Each year the Board of Education establishes the school attendance period by adopting a school calendar. Secondary students are required to have 1,080 hours and elementary students are required to have 990 hours of direct teacher/student contact time during the school year.

The Stratton Board of Education believes that a student must satisfy two basic requirements in order to earn full class credit: (1) The student must satisfy all academic requirements, and (2) The student must exhibit good attendance as stated in this policy

PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE UNDER COLORADO LAW FOR THE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OF THEIR CHILDREN. REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF THE ATTENDANCE POLICY MAY RESULT IN THE FILING OF A PETITION TO COMPEL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, SUSPENSION AND/OR EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL WITH LEGAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS.