On Monday, February 28, 2011 the BoE addressed the issue of excessive tardiness by some of our students by approving the modifications to the attendance policies/regulations (P5240, R5600, R5200 & R5600.3) focusing on tardiness. These changes will take effect starting Monday, March 7, 2011 and they include:
1. Lateness/Tardy to school/class is now a level 2 infraction. At the 3rd tardy the consequence is an extended detention.
The 4th and each subsequent tardy will incur a Saturday detention (8:00 – 10:00 am with parents required to sign in the student).
Saturday detention will be used for tardy’s only. It will not count towards the more than 3 ISD/OSS tally.
2. Each tardy is 1/3 of an unexcused absence for that class and will count towards the maximum of 8 unexcused absences before loss of credit.
3. On the 3rd tardy to a class the student’s final grade will drop 1 point and each subsequent tardy will be a 1 point drop on the final grade.