Policy - JEE
EFFECTIVE DATE 1/1/10
CANCELS SHEET DATED 7/2/86
REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE 11/3/09
The following provisions apply to attendance coordinators.
1. Election. The following provisions apply to the election of attendance coordinators
A. A school board shall elect an attendance coordinator or coordinators.
B. Vacancies shall be filled as they occur.
2. Qualifications. An attendance coordinator shall be a professionally certified or registered person in the mental health, social welfare or educational system who is qualified to carry out the duties in accordance with rules to be established by the State Board of Education.
3. Duties. The duties of an attendance coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. When notified by a principal that a student's attendance is irregular, interviewing the student and the parent or parents or guardian or guardians to determine the cause of the irregular attendance and file a written report with the principal;
B. Filing an annual report with the superintendent summarizing school year activities, findings and recommendations regarding truants;
C. Serving as a member of the dropout prevention committee in accordance with section 5103 ; and
D. Serving as the liaison between the school and the local law enforcement agency in matters pertaining to student absenteeism under sections 5001-A and 5051-A.
4. Department assistance. The department shall provide technical assistance to school attendance coordinators for carrying out these duties, through the Office of Truancy, Dropout and Alternative Education.