Milton-Union Schools Attendance Update:
Beginning October 17, 2019, a student’s medically excused
absences are no longer included in Ohio school districts’ calculations toward
“excessive absences” under Ohio truancy laws.
Ohio school districts have been required to calculate student hours of
absences, including those with or without a legitimate excuse.
Previously, medically excused absences were included in the calculation
to determine when the excessive absence threshold had been met. The threshold
triggers parental notification and absence intervention implementation
will continue to be considered excessively absent when the student’s
non-medical and unexcused absences exceed 38 hours in one school month or 65
hours in a school year. Additionally, a student will continue to be considered
habitually truant when the student’s unexcused absences exceed 30 consecutive
school hours, 42 hours in one school month, or 72 hours in one school year.
These thresholds will continue to trigger school district parent notification
and absence intervention team obligations. However, absences that are
medically excused will not be utilized when calculating the total hours of
absence for H.B. 410 purposes.