The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) created the District of Columbia’s truancy prevention guide to provide parents and guardians with a better understanding of truancy, its causes and consequences, and a list of programs and tools to address the issue of truancy. The guide provides:
- An explanation of the DC’s laws and regulations related to absenteeism and truancy.
- Information on what a parent or legal guardian can do to prevent truancy.
- The common causes and consequences of truancy.
- Contact information for intervention and referral services available to DC parents, legal guardians, and students that address the common causes of truancy and its prevention.