A pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:
• Due to his or her illness
• Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or
city health officer
• For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric
or chiropractic services rendered.
• For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a
member of his or her immediate family, so long as the
absence is not more than one day if the service is
conducted in California and not more than three days if
the service is conducted outside California.
• For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for
• Due to the illness or medical appointment during
school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the
• For justifiable personal reasons including, but not
limited to an appearance in court, attendance at a
funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony
of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats or
attendance at an employment conference when the
pupil’s absence has been requested in writing by the
parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a
• For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct
board for an election pursuant to Section 12302 of the
A pupil absent from school for the above excused reasons shall
be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during
the absence that be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory
completion, shall be given full credit. The teacher of any class
from which a pupil is absent shall determine what assignments
the pupil shall make up and in what period of time the pupil shall
complete such assignments. The tests and assignments shall
be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the
tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence.
A pupil absent from school for excused reasons may make up
the work by attending Saturday School.
ABSENCES FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES
Unified School District is responsible for pursuing restitution.
Pupils who are members of religions that observe religious
holidays that fall on school days may absent themselves from
school by making prior arrangements, as specified by the school principal. Additionally, students may be absent to attend a
religious retreat. Attendance at such retreats shall not exceed
four hours per semester. Such absences are considered
excused absences, and pupils so absent are responsible for
making up work missed.
not exceeding $25,000. The Restitution Unit of the Office of the
Risk Management & Insurance Services of the Los Angeles