Indiana Code Title 20. Education § 20-33-2-17.2




Sec. 17.2 . The governing body of a school corporation or the chief administrative officer of a nonpublic school system shall authorize the absence and excuse of each secondary school student who is a member of the Indiana wing of the civil air patrol and who is participating in a civil air patrol:

(1) international air cadet exchange program, for the length of the program;  or

(2) emergency service operation, including:

(A) search and rescue missions designated by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center;

(B) disaster relief, when requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the department of homeland security established by IC 10-19-2-1 ;

(C) humanitarian services, when requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the department of homeland security established by IC 10-19-2-1 ;

(D) United States Air Force support designated by the First Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command;  or

(E) United States Air Force military flights, if the flights are not available on days when school is not in session;

for not more than five (5) days in a school year;

if the student submits to school authorities appropriate documentation from the Indiana wing of the civil air patrol detailing the reason for the student's absence.  A student excused from school attendance under this section may not be recorded as being absent on any date to which the excuse applies and may not be penalized by the school in any manner.





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