Requirements for a Student to be considered PRESENT for funding purposes are as follows:

Excerpt from T.E.A. Student Attendance Accounting Handbook


A student not actually on campus at the time attendance is taken MAY be considered in attendance for FSP purposes if the student: OR see page 59 of the TEA Student Attendance Handbook below.


  1. Is enrolled and attending off-campus Dual Credit Program
  2. Is enrolled full-time in Texas Virtual School Network
  3. Participating in an activity that is approved by your local school board accompanied by certified District staff
  4. Participating with local school board in a short tem class for the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired or Deaf
  5. Participating with in a mentorship  approved by district personnel to serve as one or more of the advanced measures need to complete the Distinguished Achievement Program
  6. Misses for observing religious holy days.(Baptism christening, bar mitzvahs, etc. are not considered)
  7. Participating in a “TAPS” Military Funeral for deceased veteran – student is grade 6th-12th.
  8. Misses for Court Appearance (federal or state). Document must be provided with students name on it stating “YOU MUST APPEAR” or “COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED.” (court mandates student in a criminal, civil, traffic, adoption, custody,..etc.) (appearances outside of the court are not acceptable, or probation officer visits, etc..)
  9. In the conservatorship of the Department of Family & Protective Services and misses school: (a)participate in an activity ordered by Court under the Texas Family Code (b) attend a mental health or therapy appointment or family visitation as ordered by the court under the Texas Family Code
  10. Purpose to serve as an Election Clerk and at least 16yrs old, be U.S. citizen completed the training course required by the Texas Election Code.
  11. Misses for the purpose to appear at a governmental office to complete paperwork required in connection with the students application for U.S. Citizenship- documentation required.
  12. Misses for the purpose to take part in the STUDENT or PARENT U.S. Naturalization Oath Ceremony-documentation required.
  13. Is TEMPORARILY absent because of a documented appointment for the student OR STUDENT’S CHILD, that is with a Health Care Professional licensed to practice in the U.S. To be considered temporarily absent, the student must begin classes OR return to school on the same day of the appointment. The appointment should be supported by a document note from the physician.
  14. Student’s Junior of Senior Year for the purpose of visiting an institution or higher education accredited by a generally recognized accrediting organization to determine the students interest in attending the institution.
  15. Absent to visit with a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian who is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or is immediately returned from continuous deployment of at least four months outside the locality where the parent, stepparent, or legal guardian regularly resides.



Numerous absences, whether excused or unexcused, may jeopardize a student’s ability to receive credit or final grades for classes (see Texas Education Code, ₴25.092 – A student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90% of the days the class is offered.)


Download Attendance Accounting Handbook 2016-2017