The COVID19 Pandemic isolated students from school, leading to higher numbers of students who are chronically truant (a school-age child who is absent without valid causes for 5% out of 180 consecutive days). In addition to our Truancy Department hosting school support meetings, home visits, and hearings, we have offered ongoing training to school personnel in order to increase student attendance.
When students remain in school and eventually obtain their diploma, they are more likely to become productive citizens of the County. We are partnering with schools to host parent nights to educate families about school anxiety and refusal behaviors. We also connect students with the resources they need to successfully return to school. We will provide the most effective and efficient services for truant students.