Students are expected to be present and arrive on time to school in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Compulsory Attendance Law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.1, et seq.) and Atlanta Board of Education Policy (JB-R). Students who are absent or tardy miss valuable instructional time and other important school activities and are less likely to master those skills, concepts, and principles needed for success. Students who violate the attendance policy will be disciplined. Unexcused absences and/or truancy may also lead to legal action against the student and/or parents/guardians (see Student Attendance JB-R). The Atlanta Board of Education has developed an attendance protocol as mandated by House Bill 1190.