When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law, or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn a grade for those days.
In compliance with the Georgia law, all student absences shall be classified as unexcused or illegal except the following reason:
1. Personal illnesses
2. Serious illness or death in the family
3. Religious holiday
4. Instances which attendance could be hazardous as determined by the DeKalb County School System
5. Registering to vote/voting in a public election
6. Service as page in the legislature