Wyoming - Family Engagement on Chronic Absenteeism: Program requirements

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law involves parents in responding to truancy or chronic absenteeism using notification and punitive sanctions for the parent.

Wyoming Statutes § 21-4-104. Duties of attendance officers.

(a) Subject to the policy of the board of trustees, it shall be the duty of each attendance officer to:

  • (i) Counsel with students, parents, guardians or custodians and teachers; and to investigate the causes of unexcused absences;
  • (ii) Give written notice to the parent, guardian, or custodian of any child having an unexcused absence that the attendance of such child at school is required by law. If after such notice has been given, the child has a second unexcused absence, which the attendance officer reasonably believes was due to the willful neglect or failure of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child, then he shall make and file a complaint against such parent, guardian, or custodian of such child before the district court for the violation of W.S. 21-4-102.
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