Late to School/Early Departure Policy


2016-2017 POLICY FOR


At CMS our school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and concludes at 3:04 p.m. Per Louisiana state law (R. S. 17:226; R.S. 17:235.2; R.S. 17:416) students arriving after 7:50 or leaving before 3:04 without a valid excuse are considered tardy.  In adherence with state law and the policies of the Ouachita Parish School Board, students who arrive late or depart early without a doctor or other district approved excuse will fall under the following procedures:

First/Second tardy: The parent will receive a verbal and written advisementof the tardy policy.

Third tardy: The parent will receive a letter or phone call from school administration.

Fourth tardy: The parent will be required to attend a conference with the Director of Child Welfare and Attendance.

Fifth tardy: Truancy authorities will be notified by the school.


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