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Be Here. Learn More Last Updated: 9/28/2023 3:22 PM

Not only is school attendance necessary for students to learn and progress, it is the law!  

While school attendance is necessary for student success, we do realize students need to be absent for doctor appointments, family emergencies, and other events.  Logan County Schools wants to work with families and the students in helping during times when students must miss school.  Our goal is to assist and offer guidance on the various programs available to students and parents during extreme emergencies and extended illnesses.  

Parents may excuse up to 5 total absences or tardies per year by providing a written excuse.  A doctor's excuse can be provided for up to 10 absences or tardies per year.  After the 10th absence/tardy excused by a doctor, parents must submit the Medical Excuse form signed by a medical professional. Without this completed form, the absence will be marked unexcused.  If a student has a chronic health condition that requires frequent absences or appointments, please speak with front office staff at the school.  They will work with you on the process of obtaining documentation for excused absences.  

In accordance with Kentucky statutes, the following formulas are used to determine absences or tardies:

A whole day absence occurs when a student misses 65-100% of a school day.

A half day absence occurs when a student misses 16-64% of a school day.

A tardy occurs when a student misses up to 15% of a school day.  Please note that a tardy can occur at any time of day, not only when a student arrives to school late.  The word "tardy" also applies when a student leaves early or checks out for a short period of time during the school day.