(A) As used in this section, "extracurricular activity" means a pupil activity program that a school or school district operates and is not included in the school district's graded course of study, including an interscholastic extracurricular activity that a school or school district sponsors or participates in and that has participants from more than one school or school district.
(B) Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, if a student enrolled in a school district is absent from school for the sole purpose of traveling out of the state to participate in an enrichment activity approved by the district board of education or in an extracurricular activity, the district shall count that absence as an excused absence, up to a maximum of four days per school year. The district shall require any such student to complete any classroom assignments that the student misses because of the absence.
(C) If a student will be absent from school for four or more consecutive school days for a purpose described in division (B) of this section, a classroom teacher employed by the school district shall accompany the student during the travel period to provide the student with instructional assistance.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.