Is a college tour an excused absence? What forms do you need if any to get signed?

Written by on April 13, 2018

A. Yes, you just need a note from your parents. BOE Policy/Regulation 7110R –

Excused Absences According to Commissioner’s Regs 175.6:

The reasons and applicable documentation deemed acceptable for an excused absence when school is in session, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Personal illness;
  2. Illness or death in the family;
  3. Impassable roads or weather;
  4. Required court appearances;
  5. Quarantine;
  6. Attendance at health clinics;
  7. Approved college visits;
  8. Military obligations;
  9. Religious observances
  10. Disciplinary detention of incarcerated youth.

All other absences for any other reasons will be deemed unexcused absences.