Tardiness

  •  The following procedures are designed to ensure the enforcement of tardiness regulations and include the consequences for excessive tardy violations.

    DEFINITION:

    • A student shall be considered tardy to class if the student is not in the classroom when the bell to begin class ceases.
    • A student shall be considered tardy to school if the student is not in his or her homeroom/first period class when the bell to begin the homeroom/class ceases.

    Consequences are as follows:

    Senior High School Students (Grades 9-12)

    1. When a student receives his or her first tardy, the principal shall warn the student of the consequences of future tardies.
    2. When a student receives his or her 2nd tardy, he or she shall be assigned two (2) hours of detention in the Student Adjustment Center (SAC). For all subsequent tardies the student will be assigned four (4) hours in the Student Adjustment Center.
    3. On the sixth tardy, the student will be assigned four (4) hours SAC and the parents will be notified for a conference with the principal that must be held before the student may continue in school.
    4. Four (4) hours of SAC will be assigned for all tardies after six (6).
    5. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day.

    Junior High School Students (Grades 6-8)

    1. When a student receives three (3) tardies to school or to class, parents will be notified, and the student will be assigned two (2) hours in the Student Adjustment Center (SAC).
    2. When a student receives six (6) tardies to school or to class, parents will be notified for a conference with the principal and the student will be assigned four (4) hours SAC.
    3. When a student receives nine (9) tardies to class the student will be assigned four (4) hours SAC.
    4. Four (4) hours SAC will be assigned for all tardies after nine (9).
    5. When a student receives nine (9) tardies to school, the parents/student will be referred to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance and the student will be assigned four (4) hours SAC. At this time, a disposition will be made by the superintendent or his designee for a truancy hearing, a FINS referral, or possible truancy court action against parent and/or student. If a hearing is required, the parents, student, principal, and Child Welfare Supervisor shall be present at the hearing.
    6. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day.

    Elementary School Students (Grades Pre-K-5)

    1. When a student receives three (3) tardies, parents will be notified for a conference.
    2. When a student receives six (6) tardies, parents will be notified for a conference.
    3. When a student receives nine (9) tardies to school, the parents/student will be referred to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. At this time, a disposition will be made by the superintendent or his designee for a truancy hearing, a FINS referral or possible truancy court action against parent and/or student. If a hearing is required, the parents, student, principal, and Child Welfare Supervisor shall be present at the hearing.
    4. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day.

    NOTE:

    • Tardy notices are sent on a semester basis. Extenuating circumstances presented at a parent-principal conference may be given consideration by the administration and teacher to extend the limit.
    • Requests for tardy interventions or hearings with Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Officers shall not include tardies for reporting to class late when transferring from one class to another during the school day.
    • CWA interventions can only be requested for excessive tardies students accumulate by arriving to school late.

     

    Updated 08/19/2021 
    Kenneth Holmes