On August 11, 2008, the Livingston Board of Education approved Policy #5200 which deals with pupil attendance. For a full reading of this policy and regulation, click here.
FAQs about Attendance
Why is school attendance so important?
Educational research shows daily school attendance has the highest impact on student achievement.
Are there any different attendance rules for 2009-2010?
The attendance rules have not changed for 2009-2010.
Should I send my child to school sick?
No. Students should not be sent to school when they don’t feel well or have a contagious condition.
What if my child has a chronic and continuing illness?
If your child has a chronic illness you should notify the principal and apply for 504 accommodations or an individual health plan.
What about college visits?
There are many opportunities during the junior and senior year when parents can take their students on college visitation without missing school. Summer, winter holidays, winter break, spring break, NJEA conference days in November, are all times that colleges welcome visitations.
What about family trips and other educational opportunities?
Family vacations should be planned during school vacation periods. The school calendar school is published at least one year in advance for this purpose. Should an extraordinary opportunity arise there is a process to request school approval. Parents are requested to submit a “Request for Extraordinary Opportunity” form to the school principal which is available on the District website.
How can I keep track of my child’s absences and tardies?
The STARS portal, available by clicking here, provides up to date information on your child’s attendance. Additionally, attendance information is contained on all report cards.
Where can I find more information about the District attendance regulations?
The entire regulation is available by clicking here which includes the medical and extraordinary opportunity forms.
What is the difference between the District attendance policy and the attendance requirements in the code of conduct?
The Code of Conduct addresses attendance in a proactive fashion and establishes expectations. The attendance policy is designed to determine truancy and is guided by requirements devised by the New Jersey Department of Education. A side-by-side comparison can be found here.
Last Modified on May 7, 2013