Patty Foglesong reached out to me (the reporter) to say there are clarifications to this policy which are outlined on the home page of the system website and which address issues the board members raise. Apparently principals currently have the discretion to allow doctor's visits to be excused and that will not change with this policy. Also, students who are in school for at least half a day will still be counted present for the day. That is also unchanged. When asked why the board's concerns were not addressed during the work session so there would be clarity, she noted there was not time in that session. To see a full description of the proposed policy go to fultonschools.org.