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Attendance Procedures


Attendance Laws

California Education Code Section 48200 states that every person between the age of 6 and 18 is subject to compulsory, full-time education. The only exceptions to this law are:

Passing of the high school proficiency examination by the minor Attendance at a recognized private school

Individuals and organizations that operate private schools in California are required to annually file a California Department of Education Private School affidavit with the State of California on or before October 15th of each year. Parents interested in filing a private school affidavit may obtain additional information through the CDE web site:
Any student absent from school without a valid excuse for more than three (3) days, or tardy in excess of thirty (30) minutes for more than (3) days (consecutive or non-consecutive), is considered to be truant under CA ED Code Section 48260. Although we understand that unforeseen emergencies arise, CA ED Code Section 48205 states students shall be excused from school when the absence is:
  1. Illness of the student
  2. Doctor or dental appointment for the student
  3. A death in the immediate family (maximum of three (3) days allowed)
  4. An appearance in court ​
According to district policy, you have five (5) school days to verify an absence in accordance with the Compulsory Education law. In addition, any time your child is late or tardy to school a note is required.


San Bernardino County Ordinance §25.0202- Daytime Curfew

(a) Minors. It is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years, who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education, to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, parking area, or other public ground, public place or public building, place of amusement or eating place, vacant lot, or any place open to the public in the unincorporated area of the County of San Bernardino, State of California, during those hours that his or her school is in session.

(b) Parents/Guardians. It is unlawful for the parent or guardian of any minor to knowingly permit or by insufficient control to allow the minor to be in violation of § 25.0202(a).

(Ord. 3653, passed-1996; Am. Ord. 3719, passed -1998)


Kirk Strickland
Administrator SIA
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Lyne McGuire
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Jane Chase
Office 760-868-5817 ext. 10153
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