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 School Support. 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 in the Office of School Support or call (507) 328-4300.

How to Submit an Exception to Attendance Form:

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 School Support at Edison Administration Building (615 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902).

Exceptions to Attendance for the 2023-2024 School year will begin mid-May of 2023. 


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