Compulsory Attendance

  • The Waxahachie ISD Board Policy requires that a student attend every class 90% of each semester or the student is in violation of compulsory attendance standards.  Students that are absent from school:

    • Ten (10) or more days in a six (6) month period or
    • Three (3) or more days or parts of days within a four (4) week period are considered truant by the State of Texas.
    • When this occurs, it is the school district’s responsibility to file a complaint with the proper court against both the parent/guardian and the student.

Excused Absences

    • Illness - documented by an original note from a doctor, dentist, or school nurse;
    • Court-related - documented by legal documents or court papers;
    • Funerals – documented by a program, prayer card, or obituary from the service.  *All others need a parent's note.

Acceptable Documentation

  • Notes need to include:

    • student's name
    • ID#
    • date & length of absence
    • explanation for absence
    • contact name & phone number
    • signature of parent or guardian