The Binghamton City School District believes that an important relationship exists between class attendance and student performance. A student's presence, as well as his/her active participation in class is critical to academic success. To this end, cooperation among all members of the community, including parents, students, teachers, administrators and support staff, is critical.
Excused absences are defined as absences due to personal illness, family illness/death, impassable roads or weather, religious observance, quarantine, required court programs, military obligations or such other reasons as may be approved by the Commissioner of Education. Any other absence would be considered unexcused subject to review by a building administrator.
The district expects parents to contact the school promptly if their child is absent AND provide an explanation for the absence.