• What is TRUANCY?

    Students absent without a valid excuse for more than 21 periods(equal to 3 full school days) in one school year shall be classified as truant and a truancy letter will be sent home.   After the first truancy, a student will receive an additional truancy letter for each additional 7 periods of absence.  If a student receives 3 truancy letters, he/she is referred to the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for appropriate legal action. 

    My student has in Inter/Intra-district Agreement, what does this mean for me? 

    Inter/Intra-district Agreements may be revoked if standard attendance guidelines are not maintained.  At this SARB hearing, students will enter into a SARB contract. 
     
    Reasons why my student could be or is truant...
    • Family Vacations or if a student on Independent Study failed to complete all school work before returning to school
    • Family Emergencies or Personal time off
    • Unexpected issues; for instance family member delays for any reason(s), flat tire, car troubles, missed the bus, no transportation to school, etc. 
    • Failing to communicate with attendance office when my student has been absent due to an excusable reason within the 3 day time frame.
    • To attend graduations, retirement ceremonies, weddings, or any other non-excusable events, please contact attendance office for more details.
     When will my student receive a letter of truancy?
     
     

    What should I expect?

    First 21 periods:

    Truancy Letter #1

     

    Additional 7periods:

    Truancy Letter #2

    Meeting with Assistant Principal Natalie DeBritz

    Another 7 periods:

    Truancy Letter #3

     
     
    Referral to SARB for
    Corrective Action