Career Connections Student Handbook

2018-2019

CCRESA Career Connections Attendance Policy

Career and technical education courses provided by CCRESA give Clinton County students the chance to gain a deeper understanding of technical skills and promote the soft skills that are vital to students being successful employees. One of the most important soft skills for employees is maintaining regular and punctual daily attendance. CTE class attendance is also necessary for learning and academic achievement, as well as for developing the lifelong habits and responsibilities of punctuality, dependability, and self-discipline. The purpose of the CCRESA Career Connections attendance policy is to help students develop these responsibilities.

When a student in a RESA class accumulates 5 absences (within a semester or trimester) in a CCRESA CTE course ( Allied Health I or II, Criminal Justice I or II, Welding, Auto I or II, Sports Medicine, CAD, Business Management I or II, Construction I or II, Computer Security, Fire/EMS I or II, Early Childhood Education I or II, and Digital Media Arts I or II), the student will meet with the career education coordinator and if available representative from his/her local district to discuss the attendance issue and works towards solutions to the issue.

When a student in a RESA class accumulates 9 absences (within a semester or trimester) in a CCRESA CTE course the student will be in danger of being removed from the RESA course at the end of the current trimester or quarter. The student will take place in a meeting with a committee comprised of the career education director, career education coordinator, and a representative from the student’s local district. This meeting will determine if the student’s absences were excusable (due to family tragedy, illness, or other out of the ordinary situation) or if they are inexcusable. If the absences are deemed unexcused, then the student will be given the opportunity to be placed on an attendance plan/contract to correct the attendance issues. If the contract is violated, the student may be removed from the course at the end of the semester or trimester. Under extreme circumstances, the committee can determine that a plan/contract will not be effective. Under such a circumstance, the committee can recommend the student be removed from the class immediately or at the end of the current trimester or quarter or semester.


Attendance Procedure for Career Connections Staff

  • When a student in your class incurs their third absence in your class, make contact with the parent via email.
    • Also, notify the career education coordinator and the local school district via email
  • When a student in your class incurs their fourth absences in your class, make contact with the parent via phone call
    • Also, notify the career education coordinator and the local school district via email
  • When a student incurs their fifth absence in your class, make contact with the career education coordinator who will take the lead with the student’s attendance going forward
    • Do keep recording absences and tardies