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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS
Related Documents:
Drug Testing Policy
Elementary Attendance Policy (K-5)
Middle and High School Attendance Policy (6-12)

RANDOM STUDENT DRUG TESTING
(Please read the entire policy located in the Related Documents box on the right of this page.)

The Jackson County School District realizes that the illegal use of drugs and alcohol in our community as well as the nation is at an all-time high. The abuse of drugs and alcohol has a direct detrimental impact upon students' behavior, academic performance and safety.  It may also cause permanent physical and mental harm.  In addition to the harm that any student would experience as a result of illegal use of drugs and alcohol, students will also experience other harmful affects including interference with their day-to-day performance, interference with their academic performance, as well as a higher risk of injury to themselves or their peers, including their athletic opponents or others who participate in school-sponsored events. There is also the possibility of reduction of motivation and the level of discipline that extra-curricular activities require.  It is with this in mind that the district conducts monthly, random student drug testing.  Testing is conducted at each school, grades 6-12. 

TRUANCY

Florida Law (Section 1003.21, Florida Statutes) states that all children who are either six years of age, who will be six years old by February 1 of any school year, or who are older than six years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years, must attend school regularly during the entire school term. A student who attains the age of 16 years during the school year is not subject to compulsory attendance beyond the date of which the student attains that age if he/she files a formal declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment with the school district.

ELEMENTARY ATTENDANCE POLICY (K-5)
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Students MUST bring a written excuse to explain their absence. A parent note will be accepted for any FOUR (4) absences during a nine (9) week period. Any other absences, after the fourth absence, will only be excused with a note from a doctor, dentist, funeral program of an immediate family member, religious holiday or documentation for a legal reason. Students MUST turn in excuse notes to the teacher within three (3) days after an absence. Excuse notes brought in after three (3) days will not be accepted. After the fourth (4) unexcused absences in a nine-week period a mandatory child study team will be held.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY (6-12)
(Please read the entire policy located in the Related Documents box on the right of this page.)

Students must bring a written excuse to explain their absence. A parent note within reason with an excuse will be accepted for any three absences during a nine (9) week period. Any other absences will only be excused with a note from a doctor, dentist, funeral program of an immediate family member, or documentation for a legal reason. Students must turn in excuse notes to the office within five (5) days after an absence. Excuse notes brought in after five (5) days will not be accepted.

Truancy Contact: Ashley Barber

 

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