The board shall appoint a licensed employee from each school building to serve as the building’s truancy officer.
The principal shall notify the truancy officer when a student is truant. The truancy officer shall investigate the cause of a student’s truancy and attempt to ensure the student’s attendance. The truancy officer may take the student into custody. A student taken into custody shall be placed in the custody of the principal. The truancy officer shall attempt to contact the student’s parents when the student is taken into custody.
Approved: November 17, 1997
Revised/Reviewed: April 24, 2017