Which Absences are Exempt from the 90% Rule?
State law allows for exemptions to the compulsory attendance requirements for several types of absences if the student makes up all assigned work and turns in the appropriate documentation. In addition, the appointment must be for the student. The following activities are exempt:
All Grade Levels
- Religious Holy Day
- Required Court Appearance
- Activities Related to US Citizenship
- Documented Health Care Appointments
- Students in the Conservatorship of the State
- Students of Military Families returning from or on leave from certain deployments
Secondary Grade Level
- For students 15 years of age or older, one day will be excused to obtain a learner's license or driver’s license
- For juniors and seniors - up to two days per year for college visits
- For 17 years of age and older - up to four days to pursue enlistment in the U. S. armed services or Texas National Guard.
- For secondary students – up to two days per school year, to serve as an early voting clerk.
- For 6th – 12th graders – the district will allow a student to be absent for the purpose of sounding “Taps” at a military honors funeral for a deceased veteran.