Attendance and Truancy Information
Attendance is key to a successful learning experience. Every child, eight to eighteen years of age, is to attend school. All students who are enrolled from grades K-12 are required to attend regularly. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to cause the child to attend. It is the responsibility of the child to attend for the full time when school is in session unless the child is enrolled in an approved private school or is receiving home-based instruction.
State Law on Truancy
Compulsory school attendance and admission
Attendance Mandatory – Age – Exceptions
School’s duties upon child’s failure to attend
Petition to juvenile court for violations by a parent or child
Court orders – Penalties – Parents’ defense