Hardin awards attendance points to final nine weeks grades based on the
0 Days missed = 3 Points / 1 Day missed = 2 Points / 2 Days
Missed = 1 Point / More than 2 Days missed = 0 Points
KRS 159.010 states that the parent or guardian is responsible for keeping
his/her child in regular school attendance.
KRS 159.150 states that “any child who has been absent from school without
valid excuse for three (3) or more consecutive days, or tardy to school on three
(3) or more consecutive days is truant. Any
child who has been reported as a truant three (3) or more times is a habitual
truant.” Being absent for less
than half a school day shall be regarded as tardy.
In view of the KRS 159.010
and KRS 159.150 requirements, the Hardin County Board of Education has approved
the following attendance policies:
OF POLICY (6th, 7th and 8th grade)
In order to be eligible for promotion a student shall not be absent
without a valid excuse for more than 14 days each school year while maintaining
a passing grade. Any additional
invalid absence(s) may be made up at a rate of one (1) day of Saturday School
make up for each day of class missed. It
shall be the student’s responsibility to schedule make-up time with the school
administration. Make up time should be scheduled 2 days prior to the Saturday
on which they wish to attend.
FOR ADMINISTERING ATTENDANCE POLICY
The classroom teacher will keep an accurate daily attendance record for
each of their classroom assignments. The
classroom teacher shall record all absences daily. All reports concerning attendance will be completed and
forwarded to the proper persons as indicated and required by the attendance
policy and the administering procedures.
When a student has been absent ten (10) days, notification will be sent
to the parent/guardian. It will be
the parent’s/guardian’s and student’s responsibility to monitor additional
Should a student need make-up time to complete a year’s attendance
requirement, the school administration will schedule a maximum of ten (10)
additional days make-up time. This
make-up time must be completed within two (2) weeks from the end of the regular
Any student who has exceeded seven (7) invalid absences will have his/her
school privileges (i.e., extracurricular activities, field trips, etc.)
suspended for the remainder of that semester.
Middle school students who fail to comply with the attendance policy will
be denied promotion. The school
administration will schedule a conference with the parent/guardian of any
student not complying with the attendance policy.
OF TERMS USED IN ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR GRADES 6-12
That period of the adopted
school calendar determined on an annual basis by the Hardin County Board of
Education. This amount of time is
generally one half of the school year but
the ending date may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Illness that is verified by a doctor or medical agency,
B. Orders of the court.
This applies to summonses and subpoenas,
C. Death or severe illness
in the immediate family verified by a written statement. Immediate family shall
brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, blood-related aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or anyone living under the same
roof as the
D. School activities or
circumstances if approved by the principal or
his designee, and,
The principal/designee shall determine the validity of each excuse
(Parent excuses can
be emailed to the Attendance Clerk, Margaret
Waldeck, within the 5 days.
(Parent excuses can be emailed to the Attendance Clerk, Margaret Waldeck, within the 5 days.
*A student will be allowed
up to 4 EXCUSED tardies and still remain on the perfect attendance list for the
Beginning with the 2006-2007
school year, attendance for all students in the state is calculated based on the
actual percentage of time the
student is absent from school.
A student will be considered
tardy if they miss up to 60 minutes of the day by arriving late, leaving early,
or a combination of the two. If a
student misses more than 60 minutes of the school day, then the entire amount of
time will be counted as absent and recorded as a percentage missed of the day.
Reports will show a “T” for tardy if it falls within the 60 minutes or as a
percentage of the day missed.
The Truancy Statutes have not
changed, classifying six (6) unexcused absences as habitually truant. For Hardin
County School’s purpose of calculating habitual truancy, we will use a
cumulative figure. For example, missing 30% of one day unexcused and 70% of
another day unexcused, would equal one (1) full day unexcused absence.
A student will be excused for one
day for the military deployment of a parent/guardian and one day when a
parent/guardian returns from military deployment.