Welcome to Lakeland Schools


5119R Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy

In the case when a student is absent from school due to circumstances beyond the control of the student and it is considered an illegal absence, principals may make a recommendation to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction to allow the student to make up the work missed during the absence.

The following criteria will be considered in order for the Assistant superintendent to allow work to be made up:

  • There is not a history or pattern of illegal absences;
  • The reason for the absence is such that the event could not have been scheduled during a time when school is not is session

The Assistant Superintendent will review each absence on a case-by-case basis. Building administration, in conjunction with the classroom teacher, will determine if the make-up work will receive full credit.