What is a truancy and how are they handled?
Truancy is defined as an act of skipping a period or part of a period, failure to report to an assigned area, being outside the building during the school day, or other similar actions where permission is not granted.
1st truancy - Student is assigned to either one (1) day of Saturday School or (1) day of in-school suspension. Parents are notified by phone or letter.
2nd truancy - A parent conference is required for reinstatement of the student to school. The student will be assigned to either two (2) days of Saturday School or two (2) days of in-school suspension.
3rd truancy - A parent conference is required for reinstatement of the student to school. The student will be given a two (2)day suspension. If the student is under age 16, a referral will be made to the juvenile court. Other legal measures involving parental responsibilities may be exercised.
4th truancy - The student will be suspended out of school for five (5) days. Parents will be contacted. The school will request expulsion of the student for the remainder of the term. If a faculty member makes a disciplinary assignment to address above issues, it may take the place of listed consequences.