Q Does the State Board of Education have authority to adopt a policy or regulation that establishes a statewide standard that a student must be in attendance a certain portion of a school day in order to be counted in the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for purposes of school funding?

A Yes. The State Board of Education is authorized to adopt a policy or regulation that establishes a statewide standard for the period of time in which a student must be in attendance during a school day in order to be counted in the ADA for purposes of state funding. The policy must be reasonable and consistent with the intent of the Minimum Adequate Education Program. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to House, February 15, 2013)