Thillis McHarris, Data Entry AdministratorData Entry Administrator
Ms. McHarris serves as our Data Entry Administrator.
Did you know? Attendance affects not only your child's performance in every area of his academic life, but it also affects the school as a whole as well. Nearly all of the district's state funding is based on a formula which is calculated based on the number of students who are in class each day! The higher the attendance, the more state dollars.
To support school attendance:
- Make school attendance a priority in your family.
- Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor's appointments during school hours.
- Make sure your student eats health foods and gets enough sleep and exercise.
- Don't accept or even make excuses for why your student "must" miss or be tardy for school.
- Discuss what happened at school each day.
- Reward school attendance!!
IT'S THE LAW - HOUSE BILL 4, SECTION 21
Mississippi Law Requires:
Regular school attendance for every child who has attained the ages of six (6) years on or before September 1 and who has not attained the age of seventeen (17) years on or before September 1 of the calendar year.
THE MISSISSIPPI COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAW:
· Requires that a parent, guardian or custodian of a compulsory school age child must enroll the child in school and case the child to attend school.
· Requires a parent to inform the school of the reason for the child's absence from school.
· Requires the school to report excessive unexcused absences to the School Attendance Officer/Counselor of the District Attorney's Office.
Any parent found in non-compliance with the Law may be subject to a fine up to $1,000.00 or up to one year in jail or both.