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White Plains Public Schools

Student Attendance Policy

II.  Definitionof Terms

Excused absences, also known as legal absences, are defined as absences, tardiness and early departures from school or specific class(es) due to personal illness, illness or death in the family, emergency medical or dental appointments, impassable roads or weather, religious observance, quarantine, required court appearances, attendance at health clinics, school-sponsored activities (including field trips, interscholastic athletics, musical and other competitions), approved college visits, approved cooperative work programs, military obligations, or such other reasons as may be approved by the district.

Unexcused absences, also known as illegal absences, are all absences, tardiness and early departures from school or specific class(es), other than those listed above as excused (or legal).