Other Types of Excused Absences

  • Excused Absences for Temporary Periods

    The following are reasons for excused absences:
    1. Religious holidays - observed by bona fide religious groups when requested in writing by the parents stating the name and date of the holiday.

    2. Religious instruction - provided by bona fide religious groups for a maximum of thirty-six (36) hours per year when requested in writing by the parents.

    3. A student participating in a project sponsored by a statewide or countywide 4-H, FFA, or combined 4-H and FFA group upon written request submitted at least five (5) days prior to the event.

    4. Medical, dental, or other health care appointments when requested in writing by the parents and/or verified by the practitioner. Such excuse shall be granted when:
      1. The health or therapeutic services are to be rendered by licensed practitioners.
      2. It is not practical or possible for the student to receive the services outside of school hours.
      3. The time of necessary absence from school involves a minimum of interference with the student's regular program of studies. 

    The official Exeter Township School District Attendance Policy is located for review on the BoardDocs Schoolboard Policy site.