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The Omaha Public Schools strongly believes that daily attendance is critical to academic achievement. We expect every student to attend school and classes on time every day. OPS Research shows that there is a meaningful link between student attendance and achievement. In accordance to the Nebraska State Statute 79-209, the Omaha Public School district has in place an attendance policy that supports the encouragement of daily attendance. Parent/Guardians are encouraged to call their child’s school as soon as they are aware their child will be absent.
The District notifies parents/guardians when a student has missed the equivalent of five, ten, and fifteen days. The District notifies the County Attorney when a student missed the equivalent of 20 days, and then the County Attorney decides whether to refer back to the school for more intervention, Nolle Pros, diversion, or file a petition in juvenile court.
If you need assistance with attendance issues, please contact your child’s building administrator, SSL, or school counselor.
See OPS Attendance Policy - English Version here
See OPS Attendance Policy - Spanish Version here
Email the Goals Center and request a referral form. A referral form will be emailed directly to you and can be completed online. This process is established to immediately initiate action within GOALS.