You are talking about that which you know not.
DCPS excused Avery's absences for international travel last year after conversations with the family and her school, which was confirmed with Avery's parents by Andrea Allen, Director of Attendance and Support Services in DCPS' Office of Youth Engagement. Her attendance summary from last year reflects the "authorized school activity" excuse code for her performance–related absences.
DCPS did not make a referral to a truancy officer, Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) nor any government agency for intervention, since we had clear information regarding the circumstances of these absences. The family was never at risk for truancy prosecution.
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Just because you do not like what the school did does not mean it was wrong.
There was no valid reason for them to excuse them in the first place.
Just because DCPS determined they were excusable doesn't make the absences right, or what the school did wrong, just excusable.