The following are considered excused absences:
Absences that exceed the number of days permitted by State Statutes, despite parent approval, are unexcused absences. An exception to this rule is a documented medical excuse. Home and in-school suspensions are excused absences.
If a child is absent and the school has not been notified, a member of the office staff will phone the home. If there is no answer at home, the emergency number or the parent's place of business will be called in an attempt to reach the parents. Board Policy 5200
The "School Attendance Officer" (Superintendent or designee) of each school shall determine daily which students enrolled in the school are absent from school and whether that absence is excused, unexcused or truant.
Habitual truant means a student who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five (5) or more days on which school is held during a school semester under Wisconsin State Statutes.