## How many days are you allowed to miss in a school year?

The average school year is 180 days.

So, your child can only miss 18 days of school or 18 days of a specific class (or 9 days if they’re on a semester schedule) before the 90% rule affects their class credit.

## What happens if a child misses too many days of school?

In Illinois, If Your Kid Misses Too Much School, You Could Go To Jail. Illinois law states that a child can miss no more than five percent of the school year’s 180 regular attendance days, or nine days.17 Oct 2018

## How many days off is 95 attendance?

Ten whole days of school has been missed if your child has 95% attendance. Twenty whole days of school has been missed if a pupils attendance is 90%. By the time a pupil is persistently absent (85% attendance) they have missed 6 weeks or half a term of schooling.

## What is classed as poor attendance at school?

An attendance rate of 95% is generally considered good; this allows for children to miss 9.5 days across the school year. Persistent absence (PA) is defined as an attendance rate of 90% or below.