The board will appoint a licensed employee from each school building to serve as the building’s truancy officer.
The principal will notify the truancy officer when a student is truant. The truancy officer will investigate the cause of a student’s truancy and attempt to ensure the student’s attendance. The truancy officer may take the student into custody. A student taken into custody will be placed in the custody of the principal. The truancy officer will attempt to contact the student’s parents when the student is taken into custody.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 299.10-.11, .15.
Cross Reference: 501.10 Truancy – Unexcused Absences
Approved 2/8/2022 Reviewed Revised