Educational Enhancement Opportunity Days
Applicable Statutes and Regulations:
KRS 159.035(2) Participation in 4-H activities to be considered attendance - Excused absence for educational enhancement - Appeal of denial of excused absence - Exception for testing periods.
A student may be allowed up to ten (10) days per school year to participate in an educational enhancement opportunity that the Director of Pupil Personnel determines to be of significant educational value. Participation in an educational foreign exchange program or an intensive instructional program in one (1) of the core curriculum Language or the Arts could be considered an Educational Enhancement Opportunity, Days on which students have been approved by the principal to participate in such an opportunity will be included in aggregate daily attendance.
Students who are denied a request for an educational enhancement opportunity may appeal the determination to the district Superintendent. If the Superintendent's decision is unsatisfactory, the student can appeal to the local board of education for final determination.
When recording attendance for a student that is participating in an Educational Enhancement Opportunity, the school should code the days as EHO.
Click on the link below to download the Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form.
Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form