Pupil Personnel

Jennifer Whitt
DPP, Special Education Director, Preschool Coordinator

Attendance

 

Daily attendance is calculated based on the amount of time that a student is present in school. Attendance reports show students as absent for the day, tardy, present for half of the day, or present for the full day.

 

Daily attendance is calculated as per 702 KAR 7:125:

 

•A full day of attendance shall be recorded for a pupil who is in attendance more than 84 percent of the regularly-scheduled school day.

•A tardy shall be recorded for a pupil who is absent less than 35 percent of the regularly-scheduled school day.

•A half day absence shall be recorded for a pupil who is absent 35 percent to 84 percent of the regularly-scheduled school day.

•A full day absence shall be recorded for a pupil who is absent more than 84 percent of the regularly-scheduled school day.

 

Absences and/or tardies from school are generally considered as either excused or unexcused.  An example of an excused absence would be an absence for a doctor’s appointment, with official documentation of the appointment provided to the school upon the student’s return from the absence.  Your child’s school and/or school handbook can provide more information regarding excused and unexcused absences and tardies.

 

Absences for the purpose of educational enhancement may be granted for up to ten school days a year in order for a student to pursue an opportunity that the school administrator determines to be of significant educational value, provided that the date(s) requested does not conflict with state or district testing periods.

 

Students are required by law to attend school and to be on time for school and all classes. The district records excused and unexcused absences daily to comply with KRS 159.50, which states, "Any child who has attained the age of six years but has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday, who has been absent without a valid excuse for three or more days, or [who has been] tardy without a valid excuse on three or more days is a truant. Any student enrolled in a public school who has attained the age of eighteen years but has not reached his or her twenty-first birthday, who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for three or more days, or [who has been] tardy on three or more days is a truant." The law defines a habitual truant as "any student who has been reported as truant two or more times."

 

 

 

Public Notice
Elliott County Board of Education
Notice of Non-Discrimination
 
Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Elliott County Schools are hereby notified that the Elliott County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
 
Any persons having inquiries concerning Elliott County Schools’ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:
 
Brian Brammel
Elliott County Schools
P.O. Box 767
Sandy Hook, KY  41171
(606)-738-8002
 
The Elliott County School System makes available the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grade 9-12:  Business and Office Technology, Consumer Sciences and Welding.  Persons seeking further information concerning the vocational education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:
 
Tim Adkins
Elliott County Schools
P.O. Box 767
Sandy Hook, KY  41171
(606)-738-8052
 
To obtain this information in a language other than English, call (606)738-8002.