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Attendance Policy



Tardy refers to any student arriving after the tardy bell (7:40 a.m.) has rung must report to the office for an admittance slip. A tardy is defined as a late arrival or an early dismissal.


Perfect Attendance: A student will be deemed to have a perfect attendance if he/she is present every day of school is in session WITH NO CHECK INS/OUTS.


After Truancy Board, if the student has additional unexcused time out of school he/she will be referred to Juvenile Court for truancy. Truancy Board is a one-time opportunity for parents and students. Once summoned to Truancy Board, further attendance problems will warrant Truancy Court.


Progressive Truancy Intervention Plan

  1. State Attendance Guidelines will be posted in the school office.


  1. All parents/guardians will have access to information regarding the Lincoln County Attendance Policy - TN Code Annotated 49-6-3007


  1. School will keep a copy of parents/guardians signatures acknowledging they are aware of the Lincoln County attendance policy


  1. School personnel will contact parents/guardians of students who accumulate 3 unexcused absences or tardies.


  1. School personnel will send written notification to parents/guardians of students who accumulate 5 unexcused absences or tardies.


  1. Additional steps will be taken for students who accumulate more than 5 unexcused absences or tardies may include the following:
  • Conference with student, parent/guardians, and appropriate school personnel which may include a STAR Team meeting.
  • An attendance contract will be signed by the student, parents/guardians, and school personnel.
  • Follow up discussions will be scheduled to address attendance progress.
  • Students who accumulate 10 unexcused absences or tardies will be referred to Truancy Board or Court.
   • Students who continue to accumulate unexcused absences or tardies will be referred to Court.