Students are tardy if they are not in class at the beginning of the school day.

Secondary students can be counted as tardy for each individual period, but for truancy purposes, only tardy to school is considered.

All tardies are considered to be unexcused and are recorded electronically

For truancy purposes, five tardies to school equal one unexcused absence. However, this is for referral purposes, and the electronic record is not to be altered. Tardies remain recorded as tardies in the electronic record.