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In the 4th grade I was involved with a variety of family activities - only some of these met the excused absence criteria. I continued to work on packet materials sent hom by my teachers and, at the end of the semester, ended up with straight A's with over 40 days being absent. I was informed that school district policy at my school dictated I flunk for the entire sememster. Several meetings were required to overturn this decision and I lost respect for my teachers and school administrators.. this was my first encounter with beauracratic idiocy - How is this policy going to affect the students that are conintuing to perform well? ..or continue to advance in their skills? Will they be exempt? Or are you too going to penalize students of families that experience life challenges as mine did?
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