Attendance shall be required of each individual at all sessions of the school.
(A) When a student is absent for ten per cent or less of the hours of non-mandatory topics of the training school in which the student is enrolled, the commander may excuse the absences if, in the commander's judgment, the absences were for valid reasons, including but not limited to: illness of either the student or the student's immediate family or an emergency employment situation. The student shall provide the commander with written documentation listing the reason for absence. The commander may require the student to make up the missed training to ensure that the student has the required mastery of the subjects taught during the school.
(B) If a student is absent for more than ten per cent of the hours of non-mandatory commission required topics of the school, the student may complete the school but shall not be permitted to take the state examination.
(1) The student shall submit to the executive director a notarized statement setting forth the reasons for the absences and request to complete the training that was missed. Reasons for absence which the executive director may consider include but are not limited to illness of either the student or the student's immediate family, emergency employment situations or other valid reasons. The executive director shall rule on the request within fifteen calendar days of receipt of the request. If the request is granted, the executive director shall approve, in writing, the method of completing the training.
(2) If the request to complete the school is denied by the executive director, the executive director shall notify the student in writing of this denial and shall advise the student that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.
(C) There shall be no excused absences from any topic designated as mandatory by the executive director.
(D) The commander shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of attendance for each person attending training. The commander shall forward such records to the executive director.
(E) No person convicted of a felony shall be permitted to attend any portion of a training school approved by the executive director unless a request is made to the executive director from the chief executive officer of the appointing agency. Should the executive director refuse to grant the request, the executive director shall notify the person in writing of this denial and shall advise the person that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.