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HB 410- Attendance Information

Posted on: September 15, 2017

HB 410- Changes in Monitoring Student Attendance


School districts have always been required to monitor student attendance.  Recently, the State of Ohio passed HB 410, which implemented required steps that school districts must follow for all students who do not attend school on a regular basis.  In addition, school attendance is now recorded in hours and not days.  Every minute counts and each day that a student is absent is a little more than 6 hours.  All absences, both excused and unexcused absences will be tracked under the new system.


Excellent school attendance, 95% or above for each child is our goal. This means a student misses less than 9 days of school in a year or 1 day per month.  Excellent attendance is a great predictor of success in school. We appreciate the support that parents give to see that their child is prepared and attending school on a daily basis.


As part of the new requirements for HB 410, families of students that accumulate an excessive number of absence hours will be notified by mail from their individual school buildings.  Please note, this refers to ALL absences.  Notices will be sent for ALL absences totaling the following number of hours:  38, 56, 65, 72.  In addition, notices will be sent, and a meeting scheduled for students who reach the following numbers of unexcused absences, which may be considered an excessive number of unexcused absences : 30 consecutive, 42 in a month, 72 in a year.


Thank you for your attention to the new law and your understanding and cooperation.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office of your child’s school.