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Mandate 1023

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Revise Regulations Governing the Collection and Reporting of Truancy Related Data and Student Attendance Policies (8VAC20-730) to comport with process changes.
Purpose of legislation
Makes several changes to the procedures relating to interventions when a pupil fails to report to school for a total of five scheduled school days for the school year, no indication has been received by school personnel that the pupil's parent is aware of and supports the pupil's absence, and a reasonable effort to notify the parent has failed, including (i) removing the appointed attendance officer as a party to the plan to resolve such nonattendance, (ii) permitting but not requiring the attendance officer to participate in the conference necessitated by additional absences subsequent to the development of the plan, and (iii) permitting but not requiring the attendance officer to file a complaint with the juvenile and domestic relations district court alleging the pupil is a child in need of supervision or to institute criminal proceedings against the parent pursuant to relevant law. Under current law, the attendance officer is required to participate in such conference and is also required to file such complaint and institute such proceedings in cases in which the pupil is absent for an additional school day without indication that the pupil's parent is aware of and supports the pupil's absence.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 753 (2018)
Chap 713 (2018)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 730 : Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5282: Revisions to the Regulations Governing the Collection and Reporting of Truancy (Fast-Track)
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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