The policy revision includes a provision that allows special consideration to be given to students with multiple or chronic absences and existing special education plans. Such plans include a student assistance team (SAT) plan, an individualized education plan (IEP) or a 504 plan, which often are created for students with health issues.
“Research shows that school attendance directly correlates with student academic achievement, graduation and good work habits,” said West Virginia Board of Education President Priscilla Haden.
School administrators, teachers, parents and others interested in the policy are encouraged to review the document and make suggestions. The policy can be viewed by logging onto http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.