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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 24 P.S. Education § 13-1327.3. Attendance policy at nonpublic schools

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(a) Each nonpublic school shall establish an attendance policy designed to accurately determine when a child who is enrolled in a nonpublic school has an unexcused absence, which may differ from the policy of the school district in which the child resides.  The policy shall, at a minimum, conform to the provisions of this act relating to compulsory attendance but may contain additional criteria for determining when a student is determined to be deemed truant or habitually truant.  The policy shall also contain actions prescribed by the nonpublic school in response to a determination of truant or habitually truant which may include expulsion.

(b) At such time that the child is deemed habitually truant as defined in section 1326,  1 the venue for the filing of a citation or referral under section 1333.1 shall be based upon the residence of the child and executed by the school district of residence.  A nonpublic school may participate in a proceeding under sections 1333.1, 1333.2 and 1333.3   2 in person, by phone conferencing, by video conferencing or by any other electronic means.

(c) The following sections shall apply to nonpublic schools:

(1) Section 1326.

(2) Section 1327.  3

(3) This section.

(4) Section 1329.  4

(5) Section 1330.  5

(6) Section 1332.  6

(7) Section 1333.  7

(8) Section 1333.1.

(9) Section 1333.2.

(10) Section 1333.3.

1  24 P.S. § 13-1326.
2  24 P.S. §§ 13-1333.1, 13-1333.2 and 13-1333.3.
3  24 P.S. § 13-1327.
4  24 P.S. § 13-1329.
5  24 P.S. § 13-1330.
6  24 P.S. § 13-1332.
7  24 P.S. § 13-1333.

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