School attendance is a very important part of ensuring that your child receives the best education possible. Unfortunately, circumstances arise and a child may not be able to come to school due to illness, doctor appointments or similar reasons.
Walton Central School is required by law and by our attendance policy to have the parent/guardian provide documentation to the school in writing to state why your child is absent. Our school State Aid is determined by the legal excuses that we receive. If we do not receive an excuse, it is classified as an illegal absence and Walton does not receive State Aid for that child for that day. Therefore, the more absences we have, and the more illegal absences we have, reduces our State Aid. This impacts programs as budgets are prepared based on State Aid projections.
Your diligence in providing excuses for your child's absences will be greatly appreciated. Also, limiting your child's absences whenever you can will help them get the most out of their education and lessons taught, which is our ultimate goal. Thank you for your help in this matter.