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Allegany County Public Schools attendance policy revisions approved

September 20th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A number of  revisions to the Allegany County Public Schools attendance policy were approved by the Board of Education at the September meeting. Mike Llewellyn, the board’s attorney, said the changes includes adding language to address behavioral health needs. The policy states that if a student accumulates more than 12 absences during the school year, the principal will require documentation such as a certificate from a physician or qualified behavioral professional.  Llewellyn said that a recently passed Maryland law requires that school systems treat behavioral health needs of students, that excuse for attendance, the same as are used  for any physical illness…