Education Code Section #48200 states that you are obligated to send your children, to school, on-time everyday. The law further requires that after a student has been reported as a truant three or more times in one school year and after an appropriate school employee has made a conscientious effort to hold at least one meeting with the parent and the student, the student is deemed a habitual truant. A child who is deemed habitually truant will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for appropriate action. Following the requirements of the law, you must be advised of the consequences should this problem go uncorrected.
The final result may be a referral or complaint for legal action through the (CPS) Child Protective Services of the Social Services Department, the Probation Department, or the District Attorney’s Office. Welfare or Probation referrals may result in Juvenile court action. A parent who fails to meet their obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to prosecution. Complaints filed with the District Attorney may go to court and result in fines and court ordered parent education programs. If a parent is receiving government financial assistance, there could be sanctions against them and their financial aid could be decreased.
A multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) is a comprehensive, evidence-based, and systemic framework for teaching and learning that unifies general and special education in an intentional, ongoing collaboration. It is an integrated, comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support to meet the needs of all students.