Those students, who have valid reasons to believe that all or part of their LCA absences are the result of extraordinary circumstances, may request a review of their case following the attendance appeal process.

Each secondary school shall establish an LCA Appeal Committee consisting of three (3) to five (5) counselors and administrators. A parent/guardian/student may appeal assignment of an LCA grade to the school LCA Appeal Committee. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the attendance office not later than the 15th day of the next term. The LCA Appeal Committee is authorized to take the following actions:

  • Deny the appeal
  • Grant credit
  • Grant credit contingent on completion of attendance make-up
  • Grant credit contingent on successful completion of an attendance contract. Attendance contracts shall be limited to one in grades 7-9 and one in grades 10-12.

Appeal decisions shall be communicated by letter with a copy placed in the student’s cumulative file.