|Published: 8:08 PM, 11/09/2012
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Members of the Cocke County Board of Education,
meeting Thursday night at the Central Office, unanimously approved a change in
the county school system's attendance policy.
Beginning in January of 2013, students who miss school
because of illness, but who do not have a doctor's note, may still have an
excused absence at the discretion of the school principal.
Dennis Balch, Attendance Supervisor, answered questions
posed by board members regarding the system's attendance policies.
Balch told the group that while the system does have
tardy policies for high school students, it does not have one for elementary
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