ERIC Number: ED239334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-8
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Attendance for Secondary Schools.
Bristow, Richard O.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Positive Attendance for Secondary Schools (PASS) is established to discourage pupils from absenting themselves from high school classes and/or frequently reporting late to class in violation of state law and school policies. This program shall be for pupils who exceed six truancies and/or unexcused tardies in a given class period within a semester and shall require such pupils be removed from regular classes and assigned to attend the PASS classes for five consecutive days to be scheduled after the regular school day. Pupils assigned to such a program shall be required to remain for a minimum of five days of actual attendance. After successful completion of the assignment, the student shall be eligible to return to regular classes. A repeated violation of the PASS policy shall require and authorize the student to be transferred to Sierra Continuation High School. During the period of the assignment to the PASS class, each pupil shall be given studies relating to the regular class assignments in an attempt to provide a reasonable opportunity for him/her to keep up with the regular studies while assigned to the PASS program. Prior to any assignment to the PASS program, individual and direct notices shall be given to the pupil whose assignment to the special class for poor attendance is imminent. Parents shall also be notified. Such notices shall be in sufficient time for parents to have an opportunity to influence the attendance behavior of their son/daughter and for the pupil to realize the consequences of his/her actions prior to reaching a point of being assigned to the special class. It shall be incumbent on the principal to take reasonable steps to inform all high school pupils and their parents of this attendance policy and to implement it fairly to insure maximum positive effects on the education of the pupils involved. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino City Unified School District, CA.