Educational Leave for Students
Request for Excused Absence for Educational Purposes
The North Carolina General Assembly passed General Statute 115C-378, entitled the Compulsory Attendance Law. This law, in conjunction with the rules and regulations of the North Carolina State Board of Education, makes parents and legal guardians responsible and accountable to ensure that their children's absences from school are valid. As stated in the New Hanover County School Board Policy: Family vacations (Cruises, Disney World, etc.) should be taken during school vacation and recess periods.