i can understand the school's point of view too. esp. in states where they are paid for the days the student attends school. our public schools are really hurting. they are struggling to even get tissues and toilet paper - leave alone school supplies. so losing money really is a great burden on them. however if you have a valid reason - with a doctors assessment and right paperwork, there are ways around this.
I have heard about this but I don't know why the state pays only when children attend school? I can understand if they were just staying home for no good reason. But with a doctor's letter why do they still have a limit on absent days?