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516 Truancy

Truancy is the act of being absent without an approved excuse.

Students are subject to disciplinary action for truancy.  It shall be within the discretion of the principal or the superintendent, or either’s designee, to determine, in the light of the circumstances, whether a student may make up work missed because of truancy.

The truancy officer shall investigate the cause for a student's truancy.  If the truancy officer is unable to secure the truant student's attendance after three (3) documented occurrences per school year, the case shall be referred to the county attorney for mediation or prosecution.

The school will participate in mediation, if requested by the county attorney.  The District's superintendent/designee shall represent the District in mediation.  The District will monitor the student's compliance with the mediation agreement and will report violations of the mediation agreement to the county attorney.

 

 

Approved: 7/15/2019                                  Reviewed:                     Revised: