Liberty Student Attendance Policies

  • Perfect Attendance at Liberty Elementary
    Students at Liberty can earn perfect attendance each six weeks. To receive a Perfect Attendance award the student must be in class from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. each day. They may not be picked up early or arrive late for any reason to earn the award.

    Please remember that when a student is tardy or picked up early they are missing valuable instruction time. When the tardy or early dismissal is unexcused the student is allowed to make up their work but they are not allowed to receive a grade higher than a 70 for the work they miss. Doctor, dentist, counseling, or court notes are required for a tardy or early dismissal to be excused. Such notes must be brought with the student when he/she returns to school.

    Parents must document reasons for an absence for the absence to be considered excused. Parents of students in all grades shall provide written notice of why an absence occurred within two days of the absence unless there are extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal. Such notice shall be the parent’s responsibility. The district shall not request documentation.

    Attendance Policies
    Student attendance policies are set by the Texas Education Agency. TEA mandates that students be in class 90% of the school year. Students can not miss more than 18 days for it to be 90%. TEA does not take into account if the absence is excused or unexcused, only that the student is absent. A full explanation of the attendance policies is in the student handbook, accessible by logging into the Azle ISD website. 

    • 25.094. FAILURE TO ATTEND SCHOOL. (a) An individual commits an offense if the individual:
    • is required to attend school under Section 25.085; and
    • fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year or on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period

    TARDINESS
    It is important for parents to have their child(ren) report to school on time. Important exercises in the classroom take place within the first 15 minutes of the day. Arriving late means your child is starting their day one step behind their peers. Students reporting to school after 7:45 a.m. must report to the office to obtain a tardy slip. No child will be permitted to enter class unless a tardy slip has been obtained. Parents are expected to escort their child to the office in the event that they are tardy. A tardy log is maintained by the school office personnel.

    Please refer to the Elementary Student Handbook for more information. You may obtain a copy of the handbook online at www.azleisd.net.