Department of Pupil Personnel
The Pupil Personnel Department maintains the attendance records for the students in our schools. Regular school attendance is a major factor for the achievement of a quality education; so, these records are valuable in watching for potential truancy problems. Kentucky laws regulate unexcused absences, excessive numbers of which may lead to court charges of either truancy or neglect, depending upon the age of the child. However, even when absences are excused, the students miss valuable instruction. Therefore, the Board of Education has established policies that regulate the number of absences that can be excused until the DPP, Director of Pupil Personnel, conducts an investigation. Attendance policies are available in the Student Code of Conduct.
Over the years the keeping of these records has gone from paper and pencil to electronically kept records. The KYSIS, Kentucky Student Information System, used currently is a state wide system that not only maintains the attendance records but also student’s schedules, grades, transcripts, immunizations, and behavior.