Pupil Attendance Regulation Waiver Request (SY 2021-2022)
Districts may request a waiver to specific sections of the Pupil Attendance Regulation to allow for students (K-12) who are enrolled full-time in a virtual school, program or academy to be counted in attendance for the 2021-2022 school year.
This waiver request will allow districts to count students enrolled full-time in a virtual school to be considered “in-attendance” for purposes of recording daily attendance. Districts will continue to have the traditional “performance-based” virtual option for grades 5-12 through 704 KAR 3:305 (7) should they chose not to apply for the waiver.
Since 704 KAR 3:305 does not permit performance-based courses Kindergarten through Fourth, this waiver becomes necessary if your district plans to offer a K-4 full-time virtual opportunity to students and families for school year 2021-2022. Districts can apply this waiver to just K-4 students but can include other grade levels in their full-time enrolled school, program or academy, as long as waiver assurances are met.
The deadline for submitting the completed and signed waiver is 5 p.m. ET April 30, 2021.
For more information, email David Cook or Marty Park.