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Make sure child arrives in class – and on time

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Some parents aren’t happy about the new attendance rules that members of the Lincoln Parish School System recently announced they are going to enforce.

Your child may no longer miss more than 10 days of school per individual school year — and that includes excused and unexcused absences. This is a departure from the maximum number of school days that a student was allowed to miss in previous years (16 days per school year).

Truancy officers from the Lincoln Parish District Attorney’s Office will contact parents if their child has a third unexcused absence. School administrators, however, will still have the leeway to determine if there are extenuating circumstances, they said.

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