The county school board is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a revised attendance policy designed to meet state objections to its five days ayear of excused student absences "at parental discretion."
The policy went back to the drawing board in February after state Department of Education officials objected that five days of absences for reasons such as college visits or family trips didn't fit the state's list of authorized absences.
The board is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.
Compromise language in therevised version allows excused absences for an "other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the superintendent or his designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence fromschool. For example: A student may lawfully miss no more than five days per year for a purpose determined by a parent, guardian or caretaker."