|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Truancy|
Requires each local board of education to develop a system of active intervention for any K-12 student who is chronically absent from school...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Revises Truancy Laws|
Revise school truancy laws. Defines "truant" or "truancy" as the persistent nonattendance without excuse, as defined by district policy, for...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Truancy|
From bill summary: Identifies specific reasons that constitute a valid excuse for which a pupil may be absent from school for purposes of be...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School|
Requires districts to continue to provide educational services to students who have been suspended or expelled. Requires principals to ensur...
|RI||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Truancy Cannot Result in Out-of-School Suspension|
H.B. 7287 and S.B. 2542
Prohibits schools from considering a students truancy or absenteeism as a basis for using an out-of-school suspension as a disciplinary acti...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||School Success Task Force Extended|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly and adds a member to the Task Force representing City of ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Attendance Records, Unexcused Absences|
Requires that declarations of intent and attendance records for home study programs be submitted to the department of education rather than ...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Administration and Enforcement of Compulsory Attendance Laws|
H.B. 706 - Administration and Enforcement of Compulsory Attendance Laws
Clarifies that responsibility for administration and enforcement of compulsory attendance laws is the duty of the state department of educa...
|VA||Vetoed 04/2012||P-12||Regulations to Address Truancy|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations by July 1, 2013, to address truancy. In promulgating these regulations, the Board ...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Attendance of Children Receiving Alternative Instruction.|
Revises certain provisions regarding the excuse from attendance of children receiving alternative instruction.http://legis.state.sd.us/sessi...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Adjudication of Cases Regarding Failure to Attend School and Parent Contributing to Nonattendance|
From fiscal note: Generally, the criminal offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance are adjudicated in j...
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||School Success Task Force|
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly. Directs the task force to submit a report by December 31...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Truancy Policies|
Encourages school districts and courts to consider detention and incarceration as a last resort approach for addressing the problem of stude...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12||Truants|
A.B. 1610 - Truants
Requires initial parental notification of child's status as truant to be made using the most cost-effective method possible, including e-mai...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Chronic Truant|
From bill summary: Defines a chronic truant as any pupil absent from school without a valid excuse for 10% or more of the school days in one...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Attendance Policies|
Revises compulsory school attendance, and habitual student absence or tardiness policies.
|GA||Vetoed 06/2010||P-12||Compulsory School Attendance|
S.B. 239 - Section 2
Requires a parent whose child is of compulsory school age and who becomes a new resident of a local school system to enroll his/her child in...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Truancy|
Makes various changes to the laws on truancy; provides for excused absences, parental responsibility and petitions for children in need of s...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Truancy|
Amends existing law relating to education to revise the definition of "habitual truant," to provide for a certain designee and to provide th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Parental Notification of Nonattendance|
Clarifies that, in addition to the attendance officer, school personnel, and volunteers, the school principal or his designee is responsible...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Truancy Reporting|
S.B. 1977 - Truancy Reporting
Existing language requires reporting of truancy data only in Chicago. Amendment requires all regional superintendents, district superintende...
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Student Absences|
Requires teachers to notify administrators when a student is absent without an excuse. Requires administrators to investigate the absence. P...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Truancy and Tardiness Policies|
Spells out policies for habitual absence and tardiness of students, including penalties for violations by parents and legal guardians or cus...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Truancy|
Changes provisions involving truancy; related to a requirement that a school inform a child's parent if the child fails to attend school; pr...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion -- not for Attendance Offenses only|
H.B. 660; S.B. 241
Prohibits a principal from suspending or expelling a student from school solely for attendance-related offenses.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Compulsory Attendance and Unexcused Absenses|
Changes terms and notice provisions of compulsory attendance policies; clarifies how unexcused absences are determined; requires reports.
|CO||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Attendence and Truancy Data|
1 CCR 301-78
Provides specificity for consistency in reporting attendance and truancy data across school districts and BOCES. Allows the usage these indi...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Truancy|
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if a code violation involves a municipal ordinance regulating truants, the hearing date mu...
Requires a public school, school district, and county office of education that issues a device that uses radio frequency identification for ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Habitual Truancy and Habitual Tardiness|
Revises provisions related to habitual truancy and habitual tardiness. Requires a student's parent to enforce the student's attendance at th...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Committee to Study Truancy Laws|
Establishes a committee to study the truancy laws; provides for membership and compensation, duties, chairperson and quorum, and report of f...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Status Offenders|
Defines "nonoffender" as a child alleged to be dependent, neglected, or abused and who has not been otherwise charged with a status or publi...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Response to High Truancy Rates|
H.B. 285; S.B.96
Requires a county board of education to require elementary schools with certain truancy rates to implement a positive behavioral interventio...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Truancy and Attendance Reporting|
Requires the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines for the standardized calculation of unexcused absences of students; requires a sch...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Reporting of Absences Due to Detainment|
Relates to youth detained in juvenile detention centers; requires Youth Detention Staff to notify School Districts if a detained child misse...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Truancy Fines|
Courts must remit fifty percent of the fines collected in truancy court judgements against parents (who allow their children to skip school ...
|UT||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Truancy Prevention|
Adopts rules in compliance with 2007 H.B. 207. Amends definition of "habitual truant." Requires local boards and charter school boards to de...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Funding state mandates|
Requires the Commission on State Mandates to amend the parameters and guidelines regarding the notification of truancy mandate program and d...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Truancy and Assessment and Service Centers|
Gives permanent status to truancy and assessment and service centers (which were initially established through a pilot program). Deletes lan...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Student Truancy Policy|
Strengthens the truancy laws by making it a Class E crime for parents who fail to take corrective measures for truant children from kinderga...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Pupil Truancy|
Require a report of pupils who drop out of school in grade 8 to be included in the reports of accountability prepared by the State Board of ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Enhanced Truancy Court Activities|
Provides for enhanced Truancy Court activities in the Justice of the Peace Court. Eliminates the need to transfer a case of contempt by a ju...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Student Record Transfer|
Provides that for purposes of establishing a student's status as a truant, the student's attendance record is cumulative for an entire schoo...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Truancy & Compulsory Education Updates|
Directs a local school board, local charter board, or school district to preapprove an extended absence of a school-age minor if it is deter...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Chronic Truants|
Provides that counties and municipalities may adopt ordinances to regulate truants within their jurisdiction and may impose a graduated fine...
|MO||To Governor 06/2006||P-12||15 or More Absences|
In any city not within a county where a student accumulates 15 or more absences during any one school year, the child's school district must...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Truancy|
Relates to pupil attendance policies; permits an assistant to the director of pupil personnel to perform the required duties of the director...
|LA||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Truancy Assessment and Service Centers|
Authorizes the Office of Family Support to enter into Memoranda of Understanding or contracts to establish Truancy Assessment and Service Ce...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Truancy Assessment and Service Centers|
Re-establishes Truancy Assessment and Service Centers to identify, assess and intervene to ensure K-6 students attend school regularly. Whil...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Increased penalty for truancy|
AN ACT to increase the penalty for aiding and abetting a student's unlawful absence from school. Any person who aids or abets a student's un...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Parent Responsibility for Truant Children|
Amends 2728 and 2729 of Title 14 to clarify that when both parents are listed on a student's school records and both parents are Delaware re...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Truancy Defined|
I. For the purposes of this subdivision, "truancy" means an unexcused absence from school or class and "unexcused absence"...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truancy|
Establishes that any student enrolled in a public school who is over 18 but not 21 years of age and who has been absent from school without ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truant|
Revises the definition of a "habitual truant." Revises the provisions applicable to proceedings against parents and guardians whose children...
|NJ||To governor 12/2004||P-12||School Time Curfew Ordinances|
Permits municipalities to adopt school-time curfew ordinances for juveniles....
|OH||Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||Education Program for Parents of Truant Students|
Amends rules relating to the establishment of an education program for parents of truant students. OHIO REG 11546 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Compulsory Attendance Laws|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Extends authorization to January 1, 2006 for a court to order a person who is convicted for failing to comply with compulsory attendance law...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Compulsory School Age; Alternative Education|
Increases the compulsory school age from 16 to 17 years of age, with exceptions. Provides that certain provisions that apply to truant offic...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Juvenile Service Center Truancy and Assessment|
Authorizes any parish in the state, not just pre-existing pilot program parishes, to create truancy and assessment and service centers. Loui...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Attendance Enforcement|
Strengthens the mechanisms for enforcement of the compulsory school attendance law; removes the restriction on the court's use of contempt p...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Reporting Student Absenteeism|
Requires a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school to report to the local health department the percentage of student absences ...
|WI||Signed into law 11/2003||P-12||Dispositional Orders for Truancy|
Provides for the specifications for school attendance of a dispositional order for truant or habitual truant and the disclosure of juvenile ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Truancy|
Relates to truancy; permits local school districts and charter schools to define what constitutes a valid excuse from attending school and t...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Truancy Court|
Allows a juvenile who is found to be in need of services or in need of supervision for failure to comply with the compulsory school attendan...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Charges Against Parents and Students|
Permits civil charges to be brought against a student at the same time that criminal charges are brought against the parent, if the student ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Prevention|
Relates to truancy; mukes state-wide present authorization limited to Shelby County for local education agency to enter into agreement with ...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Truancy and Assessment and Service Centers|
Adds a judicial district to the truancy and assessment and service center pilot program. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT5/OU...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill -- Truancy, Dropout Prevention Components|
Any minor who is required to be reported as a truant may be required to attend makeup
classes conducted on one day of a weekend and is subje...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Mandatory Student Attendance|
Authorizes, until 01/01/05, a court to order a person who is convicted for failing to comply with the attendance laws, as specified, to imme...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Increased Penalties for Truancy|
Increases the penalties for a violation of compulsory school attendance requirements by parents; gives jurisdiction over parental violations...
|TN||Became law without governor's signature 06/2000||P-12||Tying Drivers License to Attendance|
Requires State to deny drivers license or permit to student withdrawn from secondary school who has 5 or more unexcused absences while atten...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Habitual Truancy|
Establishes standard by which school pupils subject to mandatory attendance are found to be habitual truant or truant; authorizes law enforc...