Purpose: The Early Warning Truancy program is a school-community effort to assist public school personnel, parents, and law enforcement personnel in providing for early intervention for children and youth who are truant or in danger of becoming truant.
Description: The program is a joint effort between the Selma City Board of Education and the District Attorney’s office. It is designed to reduce truancy, the number of student dropouts, and to provide an intervention program for student behavior at school.
Procedure: Parents will be notified when truancies have occurred. Should truancies occur, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and child may be summoned to a juvenile court session. Further truancies could result in the filing of a petition.
EARLY WARNING TRUANCY PROGRAM
1st Unexcused Warning – Call Parents/Guardians and Student Counseled
2nd Unexcused Warning – Written Letter to Parent and Student Counseled
3rd Unexcused- Required Student-Parent Administrator Conference
4th Unexcused-Referral to School-based Problem Solving Team for Intervention
5th/6th Unexcused- Referral to Family Engagement Specialist (Attendance Mandatory)
7th or More Unexcused- Sign Consent Decree/Contributing Warrant