• For more information on absence, absence reporting, and truancy, please see our district Attendance section at

    A child must comply with compulsory attendance requirements from age 6 to 18.  Specifically, a child who has attained the age of 6 on or before September 1 must enroll and attend school or begin a home school program that year.  Additionally, any student less than 18 must comply with the compulsory school age requirements. 

    Regular attendance at school is an important part of every student’s success and is necessary in order to gain the greatest benefit from the educational experience. Students who are frequently absent from school miss direct instruction and regular contact with their teachers. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law and School Board policy require regular daily attendance. When absences accumulate, it may ultimately result in academic difficulty.

    Please refer to Penn-Delco’s Attendance Policy 204


  • Lawful Absences

  • Make up work following excused or lawful absences

  • Unlawful absences

  • Make up work following unexcused or unlawful absence/tardy

  • Vacations

  • Extended absences

  • Attendance codes

  • Absence calculations