Attendances and Excuses

The Murfreesboro City Board of Education believes that regular attendance is a necessary requirement of all students and that every child should be included in some phase of the school program.

All students are expected to attend school on each day that school is officially in session. Excused absences may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Illness of student (doctor’s statement may be required when illness is frequently given as a reason),
  • Death or serious illness within the student’s immediate family,
  • The student is officially representing the school in a school sponsored activity,
  • Special and recognized religious holidays regularly observed by persons of the student’s faith,
  • A legal court summons for reasons other than the student’s misconduct,

Absences other than those outlined above shall be considered unexcused.

A written statement shall be required from the parent or guardian explaining the reason for each absence.

Truancy Enforcement

T.C.A. 49-6-3007 Attendance and truancy reports Enforcement of compulsory attendance
T.C.A. 49-6-3009 Educational Neglect — Progressive Truancy Intervention Plans — Referral to Juvenile Court