Attendance Information

Benicia Unified believes that regular, student attendance is important.New research supports the unquestionable link between attendance and student achievement. Students who attend school between 85 and 100% of the time pass the state tests in reading and math at much higher rates than students who attend school less than 85% of the time.
Benicia Unified School District’s attendance policy requires students to not miss more than 10 days of school in a school year, regardless of the reason for the absences.

The links below reflect the policies regarding student attendance.

Chronic Illness

Sometimes students may be diagnosed with a chronic illness that may impede their ability to attend school on a regular basis. Parents should contact their attendance staff at the school site and Teri Deane our district nurse (ext 1224). The form below will need to be completed by a medical doctor for verification of illness

Planned Absence/ Independent Study

Planned Absence/Independent Study can be used when a student will miss at least 5 school days and no more than 10 school days. The absence must be approved by the site administration before the absence begins. The process starts with the parent and student filling out the Planned Absence/Independent Study form below and submitting it to the site attendance office at least 2 weeks before the absence:

Independent Study

ADA Accessible Website Initiative

The Benicia Unified School District is committed to providing accessibility for all. If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any web pages or documents on our site, please contact us to request this information in an alternative format.


District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Title IX coordinator for BUSD is the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Khushwinder Gill.  She can be reached at 707-747-8300 or by emailing TitleIX@beniciaunified.org.
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