Crockett County Schools are dedicated to educating the youth of our county. School attendance is a major factor in our student's success academically. The progressive truancy intervention policy below has been approved by the School Board and will be in effect for the 2019-2020 school year.
Crockett County Schools
Progressive Truancy Intervention
Beginning 2019-2020 School Year
3 Parent notes will be accepted as excused absences. Parent notes are due within 2 days of your student returning to school. If notes are not received within the time frame the absence(s) will be classified as unexcused.
After 3 unexcused absences, the parent/guardian will receive a letter from the school making them aware of the student’s current absences and including a copy of the compulsory attendance law and board policy.
Tier 1 Intervention: After 5 unexcused absences the parent/guardian will receive a letter from the district making them aware of the student’s current absences, along with the compulsory attendance law. In addition to this letter a mandatory conference with the student and the student’s parent or guardian will be held at school. An attendance contract will be signed by the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and the principal or school counselor at the conference. This contract will include a description of expectations for the student’s attendance and will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year. Regularly scheduled follow-up meetings will be scheduled within 15 days of the initial conference. For students with disabilities, an IEP/504 team review should determine if the absences are a manifestation of the student’s disability and, if so, are accommodations in place to address the issue.
Tier II Intervention: After 6 unexcused absences the student will be placed on “Social Probation” for 5 school days. The student will not be allowed to perform in or attend any after school extra-curricular activities. This includes athletic events, band or music performances of any kind, dances, and club meetings or events or similar activities. The student is not to be on school property after school hours unless enrolled in an after school tutoring program, etc.
The student will not be allowed to attend any type of reward program, reward field trip, pep rallies, or other extracurricular activities during school hours. The administration will determine any and all events that the student will be excluded from.
A school employee will conduct an individualized assessment of the reasons the student has been absent from school. This assessment may result in a referral to counseling, community-based services or other services to address the student’s attendance problems.
Tier III Intervention: After 7 unexcused absences the student will be referred to the County Truancy Board where the student and parents/guardians are required to appear. This Board has the ability to assign school-based community service such as Crockett Youth Academy. Elementary students can have their Social Probation time extended.
Any additional absence will result in a referral to the Juvenile court for the Student and possible criminal charges being filed against the parent(s)/guardian(s).