As of Monday, August 8th, the following is effective for all Bay District Schools students and staff which includes Haney.  Please note, the Federal COVID leave reimbursement  has ended so you will need to use leave when absent. For students, we are returning to our original student attendance policy which I have provided for you below.      


Bay District COVID-19 Update:

  • You DO NOT need to continue to track and report COVID-19 cases for students or staff.  If you want to keep track of cases on your campus for your own awareness you may do so.

  • Students OR Staff that test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days from symptom onset or positive test result, whichever comes FIRST.  They may return on day 6. They are not required to wear a mask days 6-10.

  • ASYMPTOMATIC students OR staff that are close contacts of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case DO NOT need to quarantine.

  • Federal COVID leave has ended. 

                                    When to stay home 

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher, chills

  • New or worsening cough

  • Sore throat

  • Severe or sudden onset headache

  • Other signs that you are unwell

  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after the following have ended:

            -Fever of 100.4 or higher

            -Vomiting/Diarrhea



Tom P. Haney Technical College Student Attendance Policy as of 08/08/2022


Adult Basic Education/GED Attendance Policy 

  • All students registered in class are expected to attend.

  • Students are to sign-in/out of class daily using the FOCUS kiosk scanner.

  • FOCUS will be the final authority in determining the attendance and absences for each student.

  • Students will be dropped after 6 consecutive days absent from class.

  • It is the responsibility of the student to know the attendance policy. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all absences and keep up with them.


 Students, who are dropped during the semester (Aug or Jan), cannot re-enroll until the beginning of the next semester. 

  • In the event of the need for extended leave, students must withdraw from Tom P. Haney Technical CollegeThere is no Leave of Absence for ABE/GED/ESOL students.

CTE & Licensure 

  • Students are expected to attend their scheduled class, at the scheduled time each day

  • Absences will be counted from the first day of the scheduled class. 

Time missed due to late arrivals and early departures will be counted as absences. There is no GRACE PERIOD. 

  • CTE students are allowed to be absent 10% of their current enrollment period scheduled hours. If absent hours exceed 10% the student will be notified of the attendance policy violation and will be withdrawn. Licensure programs attendance requirements are detailed below.  Additionally, students receiving VA Benefits attendance will be measured monthly and will be based on ten percent (10%) of the scheduled hours for each month (See VA Attendance Measures for more details).

  • Program training/testing, in-field training/testing, pre-employment testing, and school approved activities will be counted as class attendance with documentation provided to Student Services by the program instructor. 

  • The FOCUS attendance system will be the final authority in determining the number of hours attended and absent for each student

  • A hardship exemption may be granted in rare or extenuating circumstances as determined by the Director of Tom P. Haney Technical College. 


Licensure Programs Attendance Requirements:

  • Aviation Airframe Mechanics – cannot miss more than 30 hours in each 450-hour course.

  • Aviation Powerplant Mechanics – cannot miss more than 30 hours in each 450-hour course.

  • Cosmetology – cannot miss more than 40 hours of the 1,200 hour program

  • Massage Therapy – cannot miss more than 24 hours of the 750 hour program

  • Practical Nursing – cannot miss more than 30 hours of the 1,350 hours program


If absent hours exceed the hours allowed above,  the licensure student will be notified of the attendance policy violation and will be withdrawn.


It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all absences and keep up with them.


If you are a Haney student and are concerned that you may have been exposed or have Covid symptoms, please call or email Haney Administration at your earliest convenience.  850-767-5500 or Reeseal@Bay.k12.fl.us 

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