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My daughter’s school keeps marking her absences “unexcused” when she is out ill or is sent home with high blood sugars. Are they allowed to do this?

From: Canon City, Colorado, USA

My daughter's blood sugar averages 200 to 300 mg/dl [11.1 to 16.7 mmol/L]. I know that's too high and we're working on it. Her school sends her home quite frequently, then they mark her absent and it's unexcused. That's not right, is it? And, if she isn't feeling well but not sick enough to go to the doctor, I'll call her in and those are unexcused as well. Is that right?

Anaheim 2018

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