Type of Procedure: STUDENTS
Procedure No.: 09.123 AP.1
Title: Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Forms
Policy No.: 09.123
Date Issued: 6/28/2004
Order # 9551
Danville Schools # 09.123 AP.1
Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form
To request anabsence to attend or participate in an educational activity, please complete this application form and return it to your school principal at least five (5) days prior to the absence. Such an absence as requested by this signed application and approved by the school principal, will be considered an excused absence. The major intent of the activity must be educational in order for the student to be granted this type of absence. The proposed activity must have significant educational value and be composed of an intensive program related to the core curriculum (e.g. art programs, dance programs, State Fair activities, workshops that are educational in nature, college visits, etc.). The Principal will use his/her good judgment to determine if the activity meets guidelines. A student may be approved for up to ten (10) days of absence per year for this purpose. Students who are granted an absence under this law will be allowed to make up all school work. Student grades can not be affected by lack of attendance or participation in classes for approved days. This type of absence cannot occur during the school’s CATS or district-wide assessments, unless there are extenuating circumstances that are approved by the Principal. Decisions may be appealed to the Superintendent and then to the Board of Education.
Student Full Legal Name: _____________________________ Date of Application___________
Name of School ___________________________________ HomeroomTeacher____________
Date of Birth:__________________ Age: _____ Grade Level: ________Home Phone________
City:____________________________________ State: _____________ Zip Code: _________
Date(s) of Intended Absence(s)____________________________________________________
Please explain the nature of the event the student will be attending and how the activity meets the criteria of (1) having an educational purpose, (2) having “significant educational value, ” and (3) howthe activity is directly related to one of the core curriculum subjects of English, science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language or the arts.Please attach a schedule of activities/events to be attended. (Use additional paper, if needed, and attach to this completed form.)
Signature of Student Date Signature of Parent/Guardian Date
Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Forms
FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY
(THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE)
This request must meet all three criteria to be eligible for an educational opportunity absence:
1. This request is for an absence that will have“significant educational value” and be “intensive” in nature. Yes o No o
2. This trip is tied to one of the core curriculum subjects of English, science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language or the arts. Yes o No o
3. Themajor purpose of the trip is educational. Yes o No o
As Principal, I recommend o I do not recommend o that this educational opportunity absence be granted.
Signature of Principal Date
As Superintendent, I recommend o I do not recommend o that this educational opportunity absence be granted.
Signature of Superintendent Date
The District grants o does not grant o this educational opportunity absence.
Signature of the Board Chairman Date