Truancy Information and Solutions
Addressing Attendance Barriers in COVID-19 and Beyond
Review the power point shared during our webinar with the Education Law Center, HUNE and the PEAL Center.
Combatting Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era
Smart solutions for dealing with chronic truancy issues in the wake of Covid-19
Distance Learning Troubleshooting
Answers to our most frequently asked questions about distance learning
ELC Truancy and School Attendance Fact Sheet
This fact sheet, created by the Education Law Center, answers frequently asked questions about school attendance and truancy.
PA Department of Education Guidelines
The Pennsylvania Government has general legal guidelines regarding truancy.
School Attendance Improvement Plan Form
View a sample School Attendance Improvement Plan (SAIP) form. This form, or one containing similar information, should be used in partnership with the family and school to help improve a child's ability to attend school.
School Attendance and Truancy, What the Law Says
Are you having a hard time getting your child to go to school? Watch our 20 minute video featuring Attorney Margie Wakelin from the Education Law Center. You'll learn the difference between truant and habitually truant and what changes if your child is habitually truant. Plus the steps a school must take before they can take truancy actions against your family.
Truancy: Understanding your Rights
Our friends at the PEAL Center devoted an entire newsletter to the topic of truancy. Find guidance on your rights and suggestions for adapting your child's IEP to allow for appropriate absences.