• Students are determined as truant if no parental note/authorized documentation is submitted to the school attendance office within three days of an absence.

    MPS District policy states that only 10 excusable absences can be accepted per school year, and each requires a parent’s written note. Medically authorized documentation is also required after 10 absences. 

    A formal meeting between parents and school staff is required for habitual truancy (5 or more days of unexcused absences within a school year).