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Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)/ Truancy

BOARD POLICY 5113: JUSTIFIABLE PERSONAL ABSENCES:

“the pupil’s absences have been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative pursuant to uniform standards established by the governing board”, and “the Governing Board directs the justifiable absences under Education Code 48205 shall be granted only for comparable short-term absences (maximum 3 consecutive days), and that they shall not be granted for such purposes as traveling with parents on a vacation or business trip, nor for early starts or late returns from such trips”.

OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EXCUSED ABSENCE DEFINITIONS

EXCUSED ABSENCE - COMPULSORY ED EXCUSED - CODE E

  • Illness or injury
  • Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services
  • Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer
  • Funeral service – immediate family (1) day in California and not more than (3) days outside of California
  • Precinct board member for an election per section 12302 of the Education Code
  • Jury Duty
  • Illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent

JUSTIFIABLE PERSONAL ABSENCE - COMPULSORY ED EXCUSED - CODE P

  • Court appearance
  • Funeral services of someone other than immediate family
  • Religious holiday or ceremony
  • Religious retreat (not to exceed (4) hours per semester)
  • Employment conference
  • Family emergencies
  • Appearance at SARB or SART