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The Midfield Board of Education believes that regular school attendance is important to students and to the school system.  Regular attendance by students facilitates development of the skills and knowledge necessary to function and become a successful contributor to society and this community.


Attendance Policy and Regulations

Every child between the ages of seven and 17 must attend a public school, private school, church school, or be instructed by a competent private tutor for the entire length of the school term except that every child attending a church school is exempt from the requirements of the Code of Alabama (1975) §16-28-3, provided such child complies with the enrollment and reporting procedure specified in the Code of Alabama (1975) §16-28-7 of the code.

Authority: Code of Alabama (1975) §16-28-3

Failure to furnish such explanation shall be admissible as evidence of such child

being a truant with the consent and connivance of the person in control or charge of the child, unless such person can show to the reasonable satisfaction of the court that he had no knowledge of such absence and that he had been diligent in his efforts to secure the attendance of such child.

Authority: Code of Alabama (1975) §16-28-15





Truancy is the habitual and unlawful absence from school.  In accordance with the Code of Alabama, the parent/guardian is responsible for requiring any student under his/her control or charge and under 17 years of age to attend school


Early Warning Truancy Prevention Program

The Early Warning Truancy Prevention Program requires that a weekly report be submitted to the attendance office for all students between the ages of 6 and 17 having unexcused absences.  It further recommends that the parents/guardians be notified of their child's third unexcused absence.  Upon the occurrence of a fifth unexcused absence, the parents/guardians and student are required to attend Early Warning Court at Juvenile Court in Bessemer.  At the conference, the parents/guardians and student are informed of the State's compulsory attendance laws, court procedures, and consequences of further unexcused absences



It is the goal of Midfield City Schools to provide learning opportunities for every child regardless to race, economic status and living environment. The McKinney-Vento Act supports the rights of homeless individuals to a free-appropriate education.


This federal law ensures that the educational needs of homeless children and youth are met through immediate enrollment, comparable services, and supplemental services. All homeless children and youth must have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and 6 youths and afforded the opportunity to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

                                     Authority: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.

                                    Alabama Administrative Code 290-3-1-.02(7)(c) through 290-3-1-.02(7)(i)(i)



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