What happens if my child misses more school when there is already a truancy case?What happens if my child misses more school when there is already a truancy case?
Updates to the Court: if a court issues a truancy order, the school district is required to update the court on your child's attendance. The district has to give the first update within 3 months, and then continue to update the court for as long as the case is open. If a court decides that a student violated its order, it can require the student to:
- Do community service;
- Participate in intensive wraparound services;
- Meet with a mentor; or
- Engage with other services or interventions the court decides are appropriate.
Juvenile Detention: If a student continues to miss school, and the court finds that other steps have not been successful, the court can send the child to juvenile detention for up to 7 days.