Policy Code: JEA

Adoption Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Review Date: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


It shall be the duty of the principal of the school to inform students and/or parents of the compulsory attendance law of the State of Utah. (See JEA-E)


Students between six and eighteen years of age shall attend school unless authorized to be released through legal means. Handicapped students may remain in school up through age twenty-one (21) unless awarded a diploma of graduation at an earlier age.


The principal of each school will be required to provide and administer a program to promote regular attendance of students in his or her school. The program of each school must meet the requirements of state law 53A-11-101 through 53A-11-103. School attendance policies will not become effective until they have been read and approved by the Superintendent and the Board of Education.

No student shall be excused from school for attendance at workshops, special projects, courses or activities sponsored by any non-school organization without permission from the superintendent. Only principals or designee may release students from school for illness or other emergencies that occur after the student has started school for the day.