• Truancy:

     Based on Georgia Law (Ga. Code 20-2-690.1) and State Board of Education Rule (JB), any child between the ages of 6 and 16 who has more than (5) days of unexcused absences during the school calendar year  will be considered truant.
    The legal penalties and consequences for truancy include referral of parents, guardians, or custodians to State Court and referral to juveniles to Juvienile Court.
    Any parents, guardian, or custodian  residing in this state who has control or charge of a child or children and who violates the Mandatory Attendance Code section of Georgia law, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less that $25.00 and not greater than $100.00, imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, community service, or any combination of such penalties per absence. Each day's absence from school is a violation of this provision and shall constitute a separate offense. If convicted of truancy, juveniles may face severe penalties under the Juvenile Code of the State of Georgia.
    Tardies and Early Checkouts:
                                                    NO CHECKOUTS AFTER 2:50 p.m.!!!!
    Unexcused tardies to school or unexcused early checkouts from school are detrimental to the academic success of individual students and classmates. Students should arrive at school on time and should remain in school for the complete school day. Excessive unexcused tardies and checkouts will be referred to the Henry County Courts for consideration for prosecution.
    ** Students are NOT allowed to check themselves out even if they are 18 years old UNLESS they are emancipated through the court system and we have a copy of paperwork in the counseling office or they are "self-enrolled"**