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Vacation/Travel During the School Year

The Olentangy Board of Education recognizes that educational experiences are not limited to those taking place within a school building.To be granted an ALE (Alternative Learning Experience)

1.  Parents must submit the ALE form at least 1 week in advance of the absence.

2.  Document a valid learning content to the experience.

3.  Demonstrate a satisfactory attendance history.

4.  The ALE request must not fall within district testing windows. 

An ALE will not be approved for longer than 10 days.  Absences not approved for an ALE, may be marked as unexcused. (Excerpts taken from OLSD Student Handbook & Special Absences.)