2015 ORS § 339.065¹
Estimates of attendance
  • irregular attendance
  • excused absences

(1) In estimating regular attendance for purposes of the compulsory attendance provisions of ORS 339.005 (Definition for ORS 339.040 and 339.125) to 339.030 (Exemptions from compulsory school attendance), 339.040 (Attendance supervisors) to 339.125 (Contract for admission of nonresident pupils), 339.137 (Residency of student at youth care center), 339.420 (Child excused to receive religious instruction) and 339.990 (Penalties), the principal or teacher shall consider all unexcused absences. Eight unexcused one-half day absences in any four-week period during which the school is in session shall be considered irregular attendance.

(2) An absence may be excused by a principal or teacher if the absence is caused by the pupils sickness, by the sickness of some member of the pupils family or by an emergency. A principal or teacher may also excuse absences for other reasons where satisfactory arrangements are made in advance of the absence.

(3) Any pupil may be excused from attendance by the district school board for a period not to exceed five days in a term of three months or not to exceed 10 days in any term of at least six months. Any such excuse shall be in writing directed to the principal of the school which the pupil attends. [1965 c.100 §281; 1973 c.728 §4; 1987 c.158 §57; 1993 c.45 §114]