• DESE has amended the definition of an “absence” to reflect remote, off site, and virtual learning. This definition replaces the previous definition set forth in COM-18-093 for state reporting purposes.

    COM-18-093 - State Reported Absence

    A student is absent if the student is not

    • present for onsite instruction provided by the district,
    • participating in a planned district-approved activity, or
    • engaged in scheduled instruction at an off-site location, including remote learning.