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JHB Policy_Truancy

Code: JHB

TRUANCY

According to Wyoming Compulsory Attendance laws, an habitual truant is any student who accumulates five (5) or more unexcused absences in any school year. 

The principal of each school or his designee is the designated attendance officer for that school.  The attendance officer shall monitor the attendance of all students.  When a student shall have missed five (5) days of school and such absences are unexcused, it shall be the duty of the attendance officer to counsel with the student, parent or guardian in an attempt to improve attendance habits.  Should an additional unexcused absence be recorded, the attendance officer shall provide written notice to the parent or guardian that the attendance is required by law.  The attendance officer shall also comply with legal requirements of notification of the county attorney of the status of the student as an habitual truant. 

Adoption Date:  11/19/80

Revised:  3/21/17

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NaCole Stevens,
May 4, 2018, 1:44 PM
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