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Miscellaneous

PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW
Any parent can request information about any teacher of their child. Under federal law, parents
have the right to know:
  • whether a teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and
    subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree;
Teacher qualifications can be accessed at Educator Qualification Search.

COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW

Greenwood School District 52 would like for all students to be successful throughout the educational process. Your child’s attendance is a major part of his/her success.

 

The State of South Carolina has a compulsory Attendance Law which requires children 5 years of age until the child attains his/her  17th birthday or graduates from high school to regularly attend school. A child 6 to 17 years old is TRUANT when the child has 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful  absences.

 

When a student is truant, school officials will meet with the parent/guardian to complete an Attendance Intervention Plan. If unlawful absences continue, you and your child will be referred to DSS and/or Court for further intervention.

 

When your child is absent, always bring or send the written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

Respectfully,

Doris Louden

Attendance Officer

864-543-3112

864-970-7663

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