attendance directly affects student success. School is very hard for
students when they miss classes. Students are required by Indiana law to
attend school regularly until they are 18 years old. After age 18,
students must be regularly attending and earning credits toward a
diploma to stay enrolled.
Possible Consequences of Irregular Attendance:
students miss 10 days, they and their parent(s) may be notified of the
need to attend a pre-court conference. At that time, legal notice is
given. Students who miss additional days of school after the pre-court
conference are required by Indiana law to have a medical statement from a
physician or be seen and possibly sent home by the school nurse.
Failure to follow this law will result in a referral to Child Protective
Services or Juvenile Court, depending upon the circumstances and the
age of the student. There can also be a pre-court conference called if
the student has missed 5 consecutive days (habitual truancy).
may have credits denied for excessive truancies. This is not automatic
but at the school administrator’s discretion and based on individual
circumstances. Continued truancies may also result in loss of a driver’s
license or work permit.
Call 435-8489 or email FSCP@evsc.k12.in.us.