A viable Attendance Policy needs a corresponding Attendance Plan in order to achieve improved attendance rates. Attendance Plans shall provide appropriate interventions for students and their families and ensure communication between and with students, parents/guardians, representatives from social service agencies working with the student and family and school staff. It is highly desirable to establish this communication prior to disciplinary measures or withdrawal/suspension actions by the school. Attendance Plans shall provide proactive interventions that will benefit students. The Attendance Plan shall include, in addition to proactive interventions to benefit the student, the consequences if the interventions fail to improve attendance issues. Such consequences may include, but not be limited to referral to the Attendance Officer, the Department of Health and Human Services and or loss of course credit.
Meetings to develop Attendance Plans shall be convened by the administrator or his/her designee with the parent, student and appropriate youth serving agencies that are involved with the student immediately following a student’s third (3rd) full-day unexcused absence from school.