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WHAT IS ATTENDANCE MATTERS?

Attendance Matters is a voluntary program offered to those students who have chronic attendance issues or have exceeded their school policy on absences. The goal is to resolve attendance concerns before a student is considered "truant" to avoid legal ramifications.

GOALS OF ATTENDANCE MATTERS

-Provide students with an opportunity to remedy attendance issues to avoid legal proceedings.
-Provide youth and their families with the resources and suport they need to make attendance a priority. 
-Provide students an opportunity to access resources that will allow them to be successful on their educational journey.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ATTENDANCE MATTERS

- The first step is minimal intervention. Expect a phone call from the Truancy Coordinator. 
-It is important to understand what is causing poor attendance from the student's view point. Expect that the Truancy Coordinator may visit your child at school. 
- The second step is more in depth intervention. Expect a meeting with the Truancy Coordinator to create an action plan to target attendance concerns. 
-If attendance issues persist or intervention is unsuccessful, expect a referral back to the school and potentially on to the County Attorney.

RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

- Participation is voluntary 
-Information collected is confidential. 
-Services deemed necessary are at the individual's own costs. 
-In order to ensure the best chance of success, this program is individualized for each student.

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