Depending on the state & the grade you are also dealing with mandatory hold-back rules. Many districts have a minimum attendance requirement, after which the student is referred to the truancy office. Any student not meeting minimum attendance requirements can be held back from promoting, required to attend Summer school or even asked to leave the district in some cases. On the state’s side, parents actually risk getting child protective services involved if a child is considered truant. All reasons to make informed decisions about how, when and where your child should attend.