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Gwinnett County Public Schools Attendance Protocol
The Georgia Department of Education Student Attendance Rule defines any child subject to compulsory attendance who during the school calendar year has more than 5 unexcused absences as truant. Compulsory attendance is required for children ages 7 – 16. Regular school attendance helps develop good habits that will carry over in life. Good attendance correlates very strongly with improved grades in school. School attendance is the responsibility of both parents and students.
According to Georgia State Law, students will be excused from school with a written note accompanying a parent signature for the following reasons:
Steps Taken to Address Unexcused Absences