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Reinstatement requests related to withdrawal for unexcused absences shall be
reviewed at the end of the semester following that in which the student obtained zero un-
excused absences.
Reinstatement requests related to failure to make satisfactory academic pro-
gress shall be reviewed at the end of each school year for the purpose of reinstating the
Driver’s Eligibility Certificate.
Reinstatement requests related to withdrawal for suspension pursuant to W.
Va. Code 18A-5-1a and 18A-5-1b shall be reviewed after all disciplinary sentences have
been served for the purpose of reinstating the Driver’s Eligibility Certificate.
Leaves of educational value shall be approved in advance by the school administra-
tor, require prior submission and approval of educational plan upon student’s return and shall
not exceed ten (10) days. Any leave that may extend more than ten (10) days requires prior
approval of the county board. School approved curricula or extra-curricular activities, legal
obligations with verification, failure of bus to run or extremely hazardous conditions, obser-
vance of religious holidays shall be approved reasons for absences. Leaves for educational
value for handicapped students shall be addressed in accordance with Policy 2419, Regula-
tions for the Education of Exceptional Students.
4502.10 Unexcused Absences
Any absence not meeting the above requirements shall be considered an unexcused
absence or truancy.
Determination of the existence of an excessive illness or other extraordinary cir-
cumstances shall be left to the discretion of the principal.
4502.11 Homeless Definitions
Awaiting foster Care Placement – Any child or youth who 1) is in the custody of
the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 2) has been placed in out-of-
home care, and 3) is not in a permanent placement. This includes, but is not limited to, chil-
dren and youth in family foster care, kinship care, emergency shelter care or in a residential
group home.
4502.12 Homeless Liaison
The attendance director shall serve as the liaison for homeless Children and youth
as defined in W. Va. Code § 18-8-4. As defined in McKinney-Vento Act, as the liaison for