If a candidate must be absent from his/her school assignment for more than three consecutive days (for any reason except illness or a job interview), he/she will need permission from the program chair/coordinator. Permission to be absent may or may not be granted. He/she may be required to make up these days. To request this permission, at least a week in advance of his/her absence, a candidate must write a memo to the program chair/coordinator, which responds to these three questions:
1. When will the candidate be gone? What is the purpose of this absence?
2. How will this experience benefit the candidate as a teacher?
3. How will the candidate manage his/her responsibilities at school and assignments for Dominican classes during his/her absence?