Truancy Home Page

Last Updated: 12/6/2019 6:11 PM

The Peble County ESC manages truancy matters for all schools in Preble County.  If you have questions about truancy matters, please contact our truancy officer, Mr. Alan Copeland.  937-456-1187 ext. 133

 

Things You Should Know:

If you un-enroll your child from a school district, your child is still required to attend school even before enrolling the child in a new school districts.  Parents often find themselves in legal jeopardy when they remove their child from a school district and wait several days or weeks before enrolling the child in a new school district.  Until the child is enrolled in the new school district, the original district continues to report the child as truant per Ohio Revised Code.


House Bill 410 Requirements    

Ohio Revised Code Section 2151.011(B)(18) defines “Habitually Truant Students” 

as any child of compulsory school age who is absent, without legitimate excuse for 

absence, from the public school the child is supposed to attend.

 

DEFINITION OF HABITUAL TRUANCY – TRIGGERING ABSENCE:

a. Absent 30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate excuse;

b. Absent 42 or more hours in one school month without a legitimate excuse;

c. Absent 72 or more hours in one school year without a legitimate excuse.

 

DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN A CHILD IS HABITUALLY TRUANT

When a student is “Habitually Truant”, the following will occur:

1. Within 7 school days of the Triggering Absence, the district will do the following:

    a. Select members of the Absence Intervention Team (AIT)

    b. Make 3 meaningful attempts to secure participation of student/parent/guardian on AIT

2. Within 10 days of the Triggering Absence, the student will be assigned to the selected AIT

3. Within 14 school days after the assignment of the team, the District will develop the      
    student’s Absence Intervention Plan (AIP)

4. If the student does not make progress on the AIP within 60 days or continues to be    
    habitually truant, the Attendance Officer will file a complaint with the Juvenile Court