• According to the School District of Osceola County, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct for the 2018-2019 School Year:

    Parents are responsible for the regular attendance of their children who are within the compulsory attendance age (6 - 16) as provided in Section 1003.21, Florida Statutes.  A student who attains the age of 16 years during the school year is not subject to compulsory school attendance beyond that age if the student files a formal declaration with the School Board.  The declaration must acknowledge that terminating school enrollment is likely to reduce the student's earning potential and must be sign by the student and the student's parent.  Students have the responsibility to take advantage of their educational opportunities by attending all their classes on a daily basis and arriving to their school on time.

    Whenever a student of compulsory school attendance age is absent without the permission of the person in charge of the school, the parent/guardian of the student must report the absence to the school in the manner prescribed by the school policy.  Notes or telephone calls from parent(s)/guardian(s) are required either before or after an absence.  It is the responsibility of the student to make up work missed because of absences.  Students receiving out-of-school suspension must be assigned schoolwork that will cover content and skills taught during the duration of the suspension.  Students are given one day for each absence to complete makeup work unless unless unusual circumstances indicate an extension.  The principal or designee must approve any extension.

    If a student begins to exhibit a pattern of non-attendance, the school administration shall pursue the case in accordance with Section 12003.26, Florida Statutes.  If interventions are unsuccessful, it shall be the responsibility of the school district to file a petition of truancy with the court as provided in Section 1003.27, Florida Statutes.

    Students who are married and students who are pregnant shall not be prohibited from attending school.  These students are students who are parents shall receive the same educational instruction, or its equivalent, as other students, but may voluntarily be assigned to a class or program suited to their special needs.  Consistent with Section 1003.54, Florida Statutes, pregnant or parenting teens shall be entitled to participate in a teenage parent program.  Pregnant students may attend alternative education programs or adult education programs, provided that the curriculum allows the student to continue to work toward a high school diploma.



Last Modified on June 5, 2020