http://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Financial_Compliance/Student__Attendance_Accounting_Handbook/ Click on the link above to go to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Attendance Accounting Handbook page. This page provides links for for downloading the Word or PDF versions of the current year’s handbook, along with a change document that describes the changes made form the previous year’s edition. The handbook: • describes the… Read more »
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the rules pertaining to truancy prevention measures and sanctions for school districts, as pertains to Chapter 129 (Student Attendance) of the Texas Education Code. This document includes both minimum standards and best practices. These rules are effective January 1, 2017.
http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/study-focus-on-empathy-not-punishment-improves-discipline/ Suspending a child from school may be more harmful than helpful — when a child is sent home as a punishment for misbehaving at school, it results in lost opportunities to learn, damaged relationships, and has the potential of setting up the student for future failure. A different mindset, however, could improve student behavior and lessen the… Read more »
What are the impacts of an out-of-school suspension for students without a home? Where do they spend their day? What do they eat? Who cares for them? This document provides a brief overview of school discipline, shares research on the discipline of students experiencing homelessness, and offers tips for implementing positive school discipline for students… Read more »
https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Financial_Compliance/Student__Attendance_Accounting_Handbook/ State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency… Read more »
TASB Legal Services: Snapshot Truancy Guide for the 2015-16 School Year.
Step-by-Step Commentary Accompanying Flowchart for School Responsibilities Regarding Truancy, July 2015
When your child misses school, he is missing opportunities to learn, socialize, gain confidence, and be inspired. Each year, Central Texas students are absent 2.4 million days of school. Many of these absences were potentially preventable, including routine medical or dental checkups, traveling, or just skipping. This guide has easy tips for you so you can make sure your children don’t miss out.
This “to the administrator addressed” letter, released August 25, 2015, addresses legislation passed by the 84th Texas Legislature relating to truancy and on-campus discipline.