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What is an excused absence?

On Board Online • September 24, 2018

By Mary Williams-Noi
Policy Consultant

Board policy must set excused and unexcused absences. NYSSBA recommends that students only be excused for illness or certain other issues such as: an illness or death in their family, impassable roads or weather, religious observance, quarantine, required court appearances, attendance at health clinics, approved college visits, approved cooperative work programs, school-sanctioned sports, or military obligations.

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