The Attendance Officer

The Attendance Officer will make house and school visits regarding excessive tardiness and truancy, and will investigate and make recommendations in all school cases in juvenile court and in all cases of school offenders and truants.

The Attendance Officer is empowered to pick up truant students in the community and bring them to school. Parents are contacted and informed about follow-up and/or disciplinary action.

School Dances

If a student has more than two unexcused absences between each scheduled dance, they may not be abel to attend that dance. Also ISS, OSS and JRC disqualify students from dances.

Parents' Legal Responsibilities for Ensuring Students' Attendance (M.G.L.c.76§2)

Parents or legal guardians are required to see that their children attend school regularly. Failure to do so may result in the Attendance Officer filing a 51A petition for a Child in Need of Services (CHINS) with the Department of Social Services, or seeking juvenile court fines pursuant to M.G.L. c.119§63.

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