Attendance Awareness

Polk County Public Schools’ mission is to deliver a high-quality education to all students, but to do that, students must be in school.

Florida law requires all children between the ages of 6 and 16 to attend school regularly. Students between 16 and 18 must attend school regularly unless the parent and student have formally terminated school by completing the Declaration of Intent to Terminate School Enrollment Form and participated in an exit interview. Legal actions may be taken against the parent and/or the student for non-attendance.

Attendance is vital to student success, but also a source of many questions for students and parents alike. Here, we’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked attendance-related questions.

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Attendance FAQs