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Childress High School Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend school daily without unexcused absences as prescribed by TEA 25.085 (Compulsory Attendance)

Students are expected to attend school from 8:00am-3:35pm Monday through Friday.

All exterior doors will be secured at 8:00am, therefore students must enter through the main entrance.

In the event of an absence:

  1. Prior to first period the student must report to the office with a note from home.  A student will be counted tardy if they do not have their absentee slip when class begins.  The note must include the following information:

    1. Date of note
    2. Name of student
    3. Date(s) of absence
    4. Reason for absence
    5. Signature of parent or legal guardian
  2. An excused or unexcused class admission slip will be issued in accordance with the regulations of the campus handbook.  Notes from parents are not automatically considered as excused absences.

Childress High School Responsibility

  1. Letter - An "Attendance Warning Letter" will be issued upon missing the 3rd unexcused absence.
  2. Investigate - Reason for student absences will be investigated and truancy prevention measures will be instilled.
  3. Court - Court action will be initiated if the student accumulates more unexcused absences after the "Attendance Warning Letter" and truancy prevention measures have failed.


Texas Education Code 25.092 Ninety Percent Rule

TEC 25.092 contains the provision of law commonly referred to as the “Ninety Percent Rule”. It conditions credit for a class based on a student’s attendance for at least 90 percent of the days a class is offered. Students must maintain 90 percent attendance or better in order to receive credit. Reese Education Center enforces the “Ninety Percent Rule” by requiring 90% attendance to award a course credit. If a student has less than 90% attendance the credit will be put on pending status until the student regains 90% by attending school without absence.

  1. Students will attend Saturday School in the event of an attendance rate lower than 90.%
  2. Student credits will be held with an attendance rate is lower than 90%
  3. Privileges will be suspended for students with attendance percentages lower than 90%

Texas Education Code Sec. 25.085 (COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE)

  • (a) A child who is required to attend school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided.

  • (b) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a child who is at least six years of age, or who is younger than six years of age and has previously been enrolled in first grade, and who has not yet reached the child's 18th birthday shall attend school.
  • (c) On enrollment in prekindergarten or kindergarten, a child shall attend school.
  • (d) Unless specifically exempted by Section 25.086, a student enrolled in a school district must attend:
    • (1) an extended-year program for which the student is eligible that is provided by the district for students identified as likely not to be promoted to the next grade level or tutorial classes required by the district under Section 29.084;
    • (2) an accelerated reading instruction program to which the student is assigned under Section 28.006(g);
    • Texas Education Code 25.092 "Ninety Percent Rule" TEC 25.092 contains the provision of law commonly referred to as the "Ninety Percent Rule." It conditions credit for a class based on a student's attendance for at least 90 percent of the days a class is offered. Students must maintain 90 percent attendance or better in order to receive credit. Childress High School enforces the "Ninety Percent Rule" by requiring 90% attendance to award a course credit. If a student has less than 90% attendance the credit will be put on pending status until the student regains 90% by attending school without absence.

In case of absence call or email Sheila Timmons 9
40.937.6131 ext. 403 or stimmons@childressisd.net