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Truancy Prevention Parent Resource Guide and Reporting Form


Friday, September 13, 2013

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:

  1. An explanation of the DC’s laws and regulations related to absenteeism and truancy. 
  2. Information on what a parent or legal guardian can do to prevent truancy.
  3. The common causes and consequences of truancy.
  4. 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.

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Skipping to Nowhere: An Introduction to the District's Truancy Prevention Parent Resource Guide

Truancy Notification Form

Sample Truancy Letter

Truancy Guide