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Attendance Policy
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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The state-wide attendance policy reads," Any parent, guardian, or other person residing in this state who has control or charge of a child or children enrolled in Douglas County Schools who accumulates more than five unexcused absences is in violation of  O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.1(Compulsory Education) and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not less than $25.00 and not greater than $100.00, imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, community service or any combination of such penalities, at the discretion of the court having jurisdiction.

Two reasonable attempts to notify the parent/guardian will be made by the school on the fifth unexcused absence.  If no response is achieved, the school shall send a notice by certified mail, return receipt requested.  Each day's absence from school after notification on the fifth unexcused absence shall constitute a separate offense."

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