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Parent letter-to-school-deployment-absences

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In 2009 Kentucky passed House Bill 124. This legislation allows students to take days of excused absence to visit their parents who are in the armed forces and stationed overseas while the parents are …

In 2009 Kentucky passed House Bill 124. This legislation allows students to take days of excused absence to visit their parents who are in the armed forces and stationed overseas while the parents are granted leave for rest, pre-deployment and post-deployment. I am asking that my child not be penalized for these absences so that he/she can have quality time to reunify with his/her parent after an extended and stressful deployment serving our country.
Kentucky Revised Statue (KRS) 150.035.

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  • 1. Dear Sir/ Ma’am,In 2009 Kentucky passed House Bill 124. This legislation allows students to take days of excused absenceto visit their parents who are in the armed forces and stationed overseas while the parents are grantedleave for rest, pre-deployment and post-deployment. I am asking that my child not be penalized forthese absences so that he/she can have quality time to reunify with his/her parent after an extended andstressful deployment serving our country.Kentucky Revised Statue (KRS) 150.035.159.035 Participation in 4-H activities to be considered attendance -- Excused absence for educational enhancement --Appeal of denial of excused absence -- Exception for testing periods -- Excused absences for deployment and return daysof parent or guardian on active duty -- Excused absence to visit parent or guardian on R and R.3) (a) If a students parent, de facto custodian, or other person with legal custody or control of the student is a member ofthe United States Armed Forces, including a member of a state National Guard or a Reserve component called to federalactive duty, a public school principal shall give the student:1. An excused absence for one (1) day when the member is deployed;2. An additional excused absence for one (1) day when the service member returns from deployment; and3. Excused absences for up to ten (10) days for visitation when the member is stationed out of the country and is grantedrest and recuperation leave.(b) A student receiving an excused absence under this subsection shall have the opportunity to make up school workmissed and shall not have his or her class grades adversely affected for lack of class attendance or class participation dueto the excused absence.(c) A student receiving an excused absence under this subsection shall be considered present in school during the excusedabsence for the purposes of calculating average daily attendance as defined by KRS 157.320 under the Support EducationExcellence in Kentucky program.Effective: June 25, 2009The father/mother of __________________________________ is returning home from militarydeployment on ________________________________. My child, ______________________, will beabsent from ______________ to ________________ for reunification. .If you have any questions regarding the absence, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have specificquestions regarding the Kentucky Revised Statue 150.035, I will put you in touch with the unit’s JAGOfficer.Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.Sincerely,Parent Signature and phone number

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