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Question and Answer > attendance/tardies and leaving early View modes: 
g2 teacher - 1/19/2013 11:16:50 AM
attendance/tardies and leaving early
Why aren't we including something in our school policies regarding student coming in late or leaving early? Students are missing crucial instruction time when they are late or leave early, especially when this is something done consistently.

HCPS - 1/22/2013 8:13:18 AM
RE:attendance/tardies and leaving early
We agree that children need to be at school for an entire day unless sick. Tardies and leaving early result in lost instructional time and also disrupt the learning for others. HCPS School Board Policies #408 and #412-R address student attendance, including tardiness and leaving early. In addition, signs about tardiness will soon be displayed at schools.