Attendance Policy

AISD is required by the Texas Compulsory Attendance laws to inform a parent when a student has been absent.  You receive a phone call the afternoon of the absence to the primary phone number we have on file for your student. 


When it is necessary for a student to be absent from school days or parts of days, the parents/guardians should write a note explaining the absence.


Compulsory Attendance

State law requires that a student between the ages of 6 and 18 attend school, as well as any applicable accelerated instruction program, extended year program, or tutorial session, unless the student is otherwise excused from attendance or legally exempt.

Failure to Comply with Compulsory Attendance

School employees must investigate and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law. A student absent without permission from school; from any class; from required special programs, such as additional special instruction, termed “accelerated instruction” by the state; or from required tutorials will be considered in violation of the compulsory attendance law and subject to disciplinary action.

A court of law may also impose penalties against both the student and his or her parents if a school-aged student is deliberately not attending school.


Official Attendance-Taking Time

The district must submit attendance of its students to Texas Education Agency (TEA) reflecting attendance at a specific time each day.


Middle School – every class period


Parent/Guardian is subject to prosecution under Section 25.093 of the Texas Attendance Law for violations resulting in such action.

Students are subject to prosecution under Section 25.094 of the Texas Attendance Law for violations resulting in such action.


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