The Hawaii Revised Statute, Section §302A-1132, states that unless excluded from school or excepted from attendance, all children who will have arrived at the age of at least six years, and who will not have arrived at the age of eighteen years, by January 1st of any school year, shall attend either a public or private school for, and during, the school year, and any parent, guardian, or other person having the responsibility for, or care of, a child whose attendance at school is obligatory shall send the child to either a public or private school.
The State of Hawaii, Department of Education, defines truancy as unauthorized absences from school. Currently Section §302A-1135 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes states that if any child of school age persists in absenting oneself from school, the family court judge, upon a proper petition, citation, or complaint being made by the school teacher or any other officer or agent of the department, or police officer, or any other person, shall cause the child, and the father or mother, guardian, or other person having charge of the child, to be summoned to appear before the judge. Upon its being proved that the person responsible for the child had not used proper diligence to enforce the child’s regular attendance at school, the responsible party shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
Aiea High School - Attendance Policy
Students need to attend school daily and be in class on time so that optimum educational benefits on their behalf can be achieved. Unexcused and/or excessive absences and tardies are unacceptable and detrimental to class instruction and the learning process. Consistent attendance is everyone’s responsibility.
Please review the AHS Attendance Policy Below in the link.