Exception to Attendance

A parent or guardian may request an exception to attendance for a student(s) to attend another school other than their neighborhood school attendance area. Exception to Attendance Applications require a valid reason, and are reviewed by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. It is also important to note that exception to attendance does not apply to District-Wide schools and programs. 

Reasons for an exception to attendance:


For any questions regarding exception to attendance, please email Diane Paprocki or call (507) 328-4300.

How to Submit an Exception to Attendance Form:

  • Start by downloading the 2021-2022 Exception to Attendance Form (PDF).
  • Complete the fillable form and save the file.
  • Upload the completed form below by using the Choose File button.
  • After uploading your form, type in your first and last name.
  • Finally, check the box and enter your email address if you would like receive an email confirming we have received your form.
  • Click the Submit button.

If you experience any technical difficulties or have problems submitting your form online, you may also print the form and bring it to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at Edison Administration Building (615 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902).