Consequences for students who miss concerts
Date: May 24, 2013
I'm a high school choir director interested in hearing how other directors handle student absences from required events. Ours include concerts at school, some after school or evening rehearsals, some off-campus events-from 2 for the beginning group to maybe 5 for the top choir. Reasons for missing range from conflicts with athletics, college visits, parents who make out-of-town plans, illness, and emergencies like car trouble, last-minute lack of transportation. School policy is "academics take precedence over athletics" but every parent is convinced that his/'her situation should be the exception. Absences are not epidemic, but I feel hard-pressed to give a zero to a track star hoping for a scholarship because she was to participate in the Penn Relays. All ideas welcome!
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