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Attendance Policy​

The East Orange Board of Education supports the concept that increased student time on academic tasks improves academic achievement. The intent of an attendance policy is to reduce student absenteeism and ensure increased student time on academic tasks.

• The state law requires regular attendance of each student in this district between the ages of 6 and 16 (21 if classified).
• Students are required to be in attendance 162 to 180 days in order to be considered for a
   passing grade, course credit, promotion, or graduation.
• Attendance of students enrolled in the school of this district during the days and time
   school is in session unless the student is excused for:
i. Personal illness or injury
ii. Death of a member of the family or household
iii. Absence due to court intervention
iv. Religious holidays as prescribed N.J.S.A. 18A: 36-16
v. Quarantine
vi. College visitations
vii. School sponsored activities
viii. Unique circumstances which may develop on a case by case basis
ix. Suspensions

  Proper Documentation  
Proper documentations are required to verify all absences. Parents or guardians of students under age 16 are advised that they may be taken to court for excessive absences. Parents or guardians of students 16 years of age and older will be advised that repeated absence of their child is cause for his or her removal from school.

Absence Procedures
The following procedures will be followed regarding attendance for the 2017-18 school years: