Texas Education Code, Section 25.092 states that a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90% of the days the class is offered. The 90% attendance rule applies when determining VOE eligibility. Schools can accept decisions of attendance committees when considering VOE eligibility. Summer school does not count as make-up time for attendance purposes unless the attendance committee makes summer school attendance a part of a student’s plan to make up days missed.
-For students in grades eight and below, absences may be aggregated on the basis of a scholastic year.
-For students in grades 9-12, absences may be aggregated on the basis of a scholastic semester (traditional, condensed, accelerated, block,etc.).
1) The school considers the student currently enrolled at the time the student applies for the VOE, and
2) The school awarded the student credit for each class the semester prior to application for the VOE. If the student was not awarded credit for each class the semester prior to application for the VOE, the school should examine attendance records for the semester prior to application for the VOE and determine whether the student was present 90% of the time each class was offered. If so, the VOE may be issued. If the student did not receive credit and did not attend 90% of their classes, the school attendance committee and/or administration may approve a plan establishing conditions for the student to meet in order to receive a VOE.
If a student does not meet the above criteria, the VOE form will be denied. There are no exceptions to this rule.
This form is good for 30 days during the school year and 90 days during the summer.
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VOE's are processed by the individual campuses. Please contact the campus where your child is enrolled for a VOE form.