• Truancy court referrals

    All principals and assistant principals   

    Truancy referral to district court is a last-resort measure for school leaders seeking to improve a student’s attendance and should be made only after all other due diligence efforts have been exhausted. Working with district court judges and the Office of the State’s Attorney, City Schools has developed attendance guidance that includes a unified court referral process that addresses the steps for due diligence. As part of the process, district court receives a copy of the court referral that schools submit to the Enrollment and Attendance department. For this reason, schools should not submit their own statement of charges directly to district court but instead go through the Enrollment and Attendance department using the proper procedures that ensure tracking data and documenting that due diligence has been followed.

    For questions, please email Sherri West-Barber in the School Supports Office.