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Lower Merion School District


Educational Travel with Prior Approval

  1. Family vacations during school days are considered as unexcused absences, unless a written request for an excused absence is pre-approved by the Principal as an educational tour or trip.
  2. To request pre-approval not exceeding 5 school days per school year, an Absence for Educational Trip form must be completed and submitted to the Principal’s office at least 14 days prior to a planned tour or trip that will result in your child’s absence from school. This form is available online.
  3. Absences due to tours or trips that exceed 5 school days per school year, or that exceed the number of days that are pre-approved, will be considered unlawful/unexcused.