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ERIC Number: ED313560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Attendance Policy as a Means to Achieve Instructional Training Goals at a Vocational Technical Institute.
Crehan, Michael
A review of state laws in Washington state was conducted to determine how compulsory attendance laws for schools apply to the students of Renton Vocational-Technical Institute. It was found that the compulsory attendance laws of the state do not apply to vocational-technical institutes. The attendance policy of the local school board does apply, however. Vocational technical institutes are part of the common school system and are governed by the board of directors of the school district in which the institute is located. Institutes have as their main role and mission the training of persons for the work force. They do this as far as possible by replicating the world of work in classroom and laboratory settings of the institute. The attendance policy is established by the school board and enforced by the institute. This policy is explained to the students upon enrollment and exceptions to its provisions may be made upon request by the students. The policy is perceived by the institute as part of a contract between the student and the institute. The review concludes that the policy is fair and equitable, the rights of students are protected, and the role and mission of the institute is furthered by adherence to its provisions. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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