PGCPS is taking comments on long-term changes to their attendance policies and student activists need our help. One of the reforms came out of the efforts of two Eleanor Roosevelt High School students that started a Sunrise Hub and were trying to get excused absences for attending a Fridays for the Future rally. Civic engagement is an activity where students can learn hands on how to make change and we are supportive of the efforts of our friends at the Sunrise Hub. Besides allowing for excused absences for such civic engagement activities, they will allow for mental health days for students and college visits, as well as consider more types of people family members.
Comments are due on December 9 and it is a simple form. Make sure that you say that you support “excused absences for civic engagement activities” in your comments.
To read more about the proposal click here: https://offices.pgcps.org/board-of-education/cards/