Why are college visits unexcused absences at the middle schools? I do not know if it is the same at the high schools but it doesn’t make sense to me.

Written by on May 3, 2019

A. Excused absences are dictated by education law. 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 observance
  10. Disciplinary detention of incarcerated youth.

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