The biggest change came in the form of Kentucky’s new attendance policy. A student was previously allowed nine unexcused absences a year, but that number has been dropped by a third, to six unexcused absences before the student, parents or both are petitioned.
Parental notices will now be sent on the third and fifth unexcused absence.
A loophole has also been closed that allowed students older than 18 avoid truancy charges. Such students can now face truancy charges in criminal court.
Similarly, the board also approved a change in the definition of skipping, which will now include missing individual classes as well as whole days.
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