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Katy Independent School District

Campus Administrative Support

UNEXCUSED ABSENCE

If an absence does not meet the criteria for an excused absence or one of the extenuating circumstances specified in Board policy, the absence will be considered unexcused for attendance accounting purposes. Examples of unexcused student absences include but are not limited to the following reasons:

1. Any "excused" absence (including personal illness) without required documentation;

2. Failure to bring required doctor's note (after student has been placed on "Doctor's Note Required" for excessive absences for personal illness);

3. Nonschool-sponsored activity (sports, competitions);

4. Family illness (non-emergency);

5. Death other than immediate family (as defined under EXCUSED ABSENCES at item #2);

6. Family trip/vacation;

7. Welfare and WIC visit;

8. College visit (beyond limit; without prior approval or appropriate verification);

9. Homeland security and visa appointment (passport/INS/visa/residency; without documentation required for an excused absence as specified above);

10. Private lesson, tutoring, counseling, and other services;

11. Religious retreat or other church-related event other than a holy day;

12. Runaway;

13. Truancy; and

14. Driver's license-related visit.

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It is the policy of Katy ISD not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, religion, color, gender, age, or national origin
in its educational programs and/or activities, including career and technology programs, nor in its employment practices
and to provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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