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School Attendance Committee: PSS 236

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE

 

PROGRAMS & STUDENT SERVICES: 200

School Attendance Committee: PSS 236

Adoption Date: October 25, 1999

Revised: January 2005

 

Scope                  

The policy covers the set up of an Attendance Committee.  Section 64(2)(p) of the Education Act and section 116.

 

Purpose                             

To ensure that provisions of the Education Act respecting attendance are followed within the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

 

Policy Statement           

It is the policy of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board that an attendance committee be established under the provisions of the Education Act.

 

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Authorization             

This policy has been authorized by the Board under motions number....

 

Responsibility            

It is the responsibility of the Director of Programs and Student Services to ensure that this policy and administrative procedures are implemented.

 

Implementation                     

The Coordinator of School Services will implement the policy and administrative procedures.

 

Procedures                

The duties of the attendance committee will include the following:

(1)        Monitor the attendance of students in the schools under its jurisdiction.

(2)        Take steps to reduce the absenteeism of students in the schools.

(3)        Recommend to the School Board remedial steps and policies in respect of those students who have been reported to the School Board by the principal as being habitually absent from school without an acceptable reason.

 

Associated Forms                              

 

 

Policy Review            

This policy will be reviewed by Director of Programs and Student Services within three years from the authorization date.

 

Distribution                            

Board Members

All Policy Manual Holders


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