New Truancy Law
- If a student fails to attend school for three or more days (unexcused), in part or whole, within a four-week period, the student’s parents will receive a warning letter from the district. The letter ask the parent to contact the school to schedule a meeting with officials to discuss his/her child’s absences and to collaborate in the development of Truancy Prevention Measures.
- A truancy prevention measure will be put into place at this time, and can be one of the following:
o School-based community service
o Refer student to counseling, mediation, mentoring, a teen court program, community-based services or other in-school or out-of-school service aimed at preventing a student’s truancy
- If a student fails to attend school for 10 or more days (unexcused), in part or whole, within a 6-month period, the school is required to refer the student and/or parent to a truancy court for prosecution.