Truancy

It is the role of the Calhoun Intermediate School District Attendance Officer to support the efforts of local school district officials in enforcing the Michigan Compulsory Attendance Act. It is always the decision of the local school district when to pursue truancy as an intervention to Chronic Absenteeism.

Chronic absenteeism and school truancy are symptoms of a more serious, underlying concern; therefore, efforts should concentrate on prevention first and foremost.  We know when non-attendance is becoming a behavior pattern, the earlier in a student’s school career that action is taken, the better chance to assure intervention success.  School building officials must determine the true problem manifesting into school truancy in order to combat Chronic Absenteeism.   Considering a referral to the appropriate County Juvenile or District Court should be the final intervention strategy.

Resources:

Truancy Tracking Database - Used by local districts to make truancy referrals

Attendance Works Website - Great source for resources

Elementary Attendance Works Flyer - English

Elementary Attendance Works Flyer - Spanish

Middle/High School Attendance Works Flyer - English

Middle/High School Attendance Works Flyer - Spanish