According to North Carolina State Law for School Attendance and Accouting, in order for students to receive an excused absence for any trip, the following criteria must be met:
- Prior notification of intended travel must be given to the school office.
- Demonstration that the purpose of the absence is for educational opportunity. (Teacher will assign required proof.)
Examples of Proof of Educational Value:
- Daily journal entries
- Report on specific activity, pictures, pamphlets, etc.
- Charts, graphs, etc.
- Weather data
- Other teacher suggested activities
In keeping with this law, please use this form if your child will be absent for a trip. Submit this form at least 10 days prior to the trip and return the required proof of educational value within 2 days of your return. Unless this form and requirements are completed in a timely manner, absences will not be excused. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.