CHINS (Children in Need of Services) Intervention Protocols have been put in place to address excessive unexcused tardies and early dismissals. While unexcused absences have long been addressed by local and state boards, repeatedly getting to school late and leaving early have not had any consequences, and both are extremely disruptive to the learning environment.
Judge Render Heard volunteered to work with Tift County Schools to address the most difficult tardy/early check-out attendance issues. Many attempts will be made to work with parents and students before a CHINS petition has to be filed and sent to Judge Heard. Below are the protocols for unexcused tardies/early dismissals.
To read the Regulation regarding Absences, including tardies and early dismissals from the Board Policies, please click HERE