Self-Advocacy Tool: Request for Attendance Record Correction

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Schools have a legal obligation to maintain accurate student records, including attendance records. Use this tool to request that the school correct your child’s attendance if your child has incorrectly received an unexcused absence. Some schools call unexcused absences “illegal absences.” Please be as detailed as possible when completing this form and attach any documentation you may have to either show your child was present at school or that your child was absent from school for an excused reason such as receiving physical or mental health care or due to a family emergency or “other urgent reasons.”  

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