Philosophical and legal bases for resolving student absenteeism

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karen Harmon Campbell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H. C. Hudgins, Jr.

Abstract: Student absenteeism is one of the major concerns of school administrators today. The purpose of this study was an investigation of philosophical and legal rationales covering laws and local school board policies treating student absenteeism and its resolution. This research included an examination of compulsory attendance laws in all fifty states, from the inception of these laws to present day statutes. The review of current statutes focused on states which have amended statutes to allow academic sanctions to be used for student nonattendance. In addition to examining state action to mandate attendance requirements, the researcher examined selected programs originating at the local level which were designed to improve attendance. The researcher examined the legality of attendance policies which impose academic sanctions for student nonattendance. The cases reviewed were a result of a detailed examination of opinions of state and federal courts of record which have been reported in any of the fifty states between 1970 and 1986.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
School attendance
Education, Compulsory
Educational law and legislation

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