BCSD Attendance/Truancy Policy
State law requires students between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend school. Your child is considered “truant” after 3 unexcused absences, 3 tardies of 30 minutes or more, or a combination of the three. Parents can be held legally responsible for their child’s school attendance.
Click on the District Attorney’s PowerPoint link below to access a more complete explanation of attendance, truancy and the legal responsibilities of parents.
Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.