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Subchapter 2. General Requirements. Article 5. Accounting And Reporting Requirements. Verification of Excused Absence; Policies.   

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(a) If the absence is claimed by the contractor as an excused absence as defined in Education Code Section 8208(d), the attendance accounting records shall contain verification that includes:

(1) The name of the child;

(2) The date(s) of absence;

(3) The specific reason for the absence; and

(4) The signature of the parent or the contractor's authorized representative if verification is made by telephone.

(b) If an excused absence is based on time spent with a parent or other relative as required by a court of law, the basic data file shall contain a copy of the Court Order.

(c) Contractors shall adopt reasonable policies delineating circumstances that would constitute an excused absence for "family emergency" and "in the best interest of the child."

(d) Contractors shall also adopt a policy governing unexcused absences which may include reasonable limitations, if any.

(e) Contractors shall inform parents of these policies.

(f) Except for children who are recipients of protective services or at risk of abuse or neglect, excused absences "in the best interest of the child" shall be limited to ten (10) days during the contract period.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

Reference:

Education Code 8208(d)

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 20.)