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The Board shall not tolerate truancy or habitual and unlawful absence from school. The parent is responsible for requiring any student under the parent’s control or charge to attend school regularly except for legal absences as defined by Alabama School law and State Board of Education rules and regulations.

Any student who has five (5) or more unexcused absences in any class during the school year shall be reported to the District Attendance Officer who shall consider filing a truancy complaint/petition with the Family Court. Three (3) unexcused tardies to a class or to school shall be counted as one (1) unexcused absence.



Ref: Ala. Code 16-28-12. 16-28-14, 16-28-15, 16-28-17.
Hoover City Board of Education
Revised February 28, 2005