Quoting InkDMomma:" I don't know if it is all schools or not but I know mine in particular, if your kid even has the smallest ... [snip!] ... against them for absences, how the hell does that even make sense?! They were well enough for school and you force them home."
here, they send the kid home only if they have a fever or puke. so... it's not too bad. but.... my daughter has a tendency to puke when she just has a cold. i think it has to do with the mucus making her gag and then she pukes. but if you puke at school, they automatically think you have a stomach virus and want to send you home. not always the case with my kid, but they don't get it. i work there, though, so then i get to go home early, lol.
idk if they count it as an absence, though. i never kept track of it. i know my daughter stayed home a couple days when she was at her dad's and he had woken up late, so he just decided to skip work and then had her skip school. i yelled at him for it because then she was about to go over her 10 absences and it would be on ME for the truancy.