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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 807CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER MATTENDANCE STANDARDS
RULE §807.245Leaves of Absence

(a) Seminars and small schools with programs with course time of 40 hours or less shall not grant leaves of absence.

(b) A school director may grant a leave of absence after determining that good cause is shown.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, in a 12-month calendar period, a student may have no more than two leaves of absence. For a program with course time of 200 hours or less, a student may be on leave of absence for a total of 30 calendar days. For programs with course time of more than 200 hours, a student may be on leave of absence for a total of 60 calendar days.

(d) Programs with a course time of more than 600 hours, and that are eligible for Title IV funding, may have a leave of absence policy consistent with the U.S. Department of Education policy at 34 C.F.R. §668.22(d).

(e) School attendance records shall clearly define the dates of the leave of absence. A written statement as to why the leave of absence was granted, signed by both the student and the school director indicating approval, shall be placed in the student's permanent file.

(f) In addition to the requirements concerning leaves of absence in this subchapter, a school offering degree programs that schedules their courses on an academic quarter or academic semester basis may include in their attendance policies provisions for summer leaves of absence. These leaves of absence shall not exceed the lesser of 120 days or the interval between the end of the spring academic quarter or academic semester and the start of the fall academic quarter or academic semester.


Source Note: The provisions of this §807.245 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803; amended to be effective December 20, 2010, 35 TexReg 11392

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