Petaluma City Schools | BP 5113.1 Students
To improve student attendance, the Superintendent or designee shall implement positive steps to identify the reasons for a student's unexcused absences and to help resolve the problems caused by truancy. Such strategies shall focus on early intervention and may include, but not be limited to, communication with parents/guardians and the use of student study teams.
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)
(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)
(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)
(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)
In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall cooperate with other agencies within the community to meet the needs of students who have serious school attendance or behavior problems and to maintain a continuing inventory of community resources, including alternative programs.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
Habitually truant students may be referred to a school attendance review board, a truancy mediation program operated by the county's district attorney or probation officer, and/or juvenile court in accordance with law.
For purposes of California's welfare system (CalWORKS), a student shall be determined to be regularly attending school unless he/she has been referred to the county district attorney or probation office pursuant to Education Code 48263.
1740 Employment of personnel to supervise attendance (county superintendent)
37223 Weekend classes
41601 Reports of average daily attendance
46000 Records (attendance)
49067 Unexcused absences as cause of failing grade
13202.7 Driving privileges; minors; suspension or delay for habitual truancy
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
11253.5 Compulsory school attendance
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
306 Explanation of absence
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
66 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 245, 249 (1983)
CDE MANAGEMENT ADVISORIES
0114.98 School Attendance and CalWORKS, Management Bulletin 98-01
School Attendance Review Board Handbook, 1995
0520.97 Welfare Reform and Requirements for School Attendance
Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California