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Lincoln Central Academy

Attendance Policy

Truancy


Percentage Off-Pace in the course

Intervention

5%

Teacher will communicate directly with the student and parent/guardian that the student is off pace.

10%

Site coordinator or designee will send an official notification to the student and parent/guardian that the student is off-pace. Such notification will include the Lincoln County Schools Truancy Policy and the Tennessee Compulsory School Attendance Law.

15%

Site coordinator or designee will send an official notification to the student and parent/guardian that the student is truant and in violation of Tennessee’s Compulsory School Attendance Law. Such notification will result in the student and the parent/guardian being petitioned to juvenile court. Additionally, virtual and /or blended school students will be required to attend on-site meetings daily until the student is caught up and back on pace.  Then the student may return to their original status on a probationary period. At this time, virtual students may be transitioned to the blended program if it is in the best interest of the student.  


Students in the blended learning program are also required to attend classes in person if they are taking them at a traditional facility.  For instance, a student who is signed up for an elective class at LCHS will follow the same attendance guidelines as a traditional student for that class.  In addition, blended students must attend 4 sessions (of their choice) per week. Each session missed counts as an absence. Once a student has accumulated 5 unexcused absences then the site coordinator or designee will send an official notification to the parent/guardian which will include the Lincoln County Schools Truancy Policy and the Tennessee Compulsory School Attendance Law.  Once a student has accumulated 10 unexcused absences the site coordinator or designee will send an official notification to the student and parent/guardian that the student is truant and in violation of Tennessee’s Compulsory School Attendance Law. Such notification will result in the student and the parent/guardian being petitioned to juvenile court. Additionally, blended school students will be required to attend on-site meetings daily until the student is caught up and back on pace.  Then the student may return to their original status on a probationary period or withdrawn to the traditional school of remand if the truancy issues are not rectified.