Attendance and Truancy Policy

December 19, 2016

A school’s truancy rate is based on the percent of students ages 5-17 who have accrued 10 or more unexcused absences. A School should not exceed the below truancy threshold established by the DC PCSB Board:

  • 30% for traditional elementary and middle schools
  • 35% for traditional high schools
  • 45% for DC PCSB designated "alternative" schools

Attendance and Truancy Policy