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Truancy Definition 

A parent guardian or other person having charge of any child officially enrolled in Alabama public schoo1s (K-12) shall explain in writing the cause of any and every absence of the child no later than three (3) school days following return to school. A failure to furnish such explanation shall be evidence of the child being truant each day he is absent. The child shall also be deemed truant for any absence determined by the principal to be unexcused.

1. FIRST TRUANCY/UNEXCUSED ABSENCE (WARNING)
a. Parent/guardian shall be notified by the school principal or his/her designee that the student was truant and the date of the truancy.

2. FIFTH UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
a. The parent guardian or person having control of the child shall (1) attend a conference with the attendance officer and principal or his/her designee and/or (2) participate in the early warning program provided by the juvenile court.

b. Attendance at one of these conferences shall be mandatory except where prior arrangements have been made or an emergency exists.

c. Failure to appear at the school conference and/or to appear at the early warning program shall result in the filing of a complaint/petition against the parent under (code of Alabama 1975), s 16-28-12 (c) (failure to cooperate), or 12-15-13 (contributing to truancy) or a truancy against the child, whichever is appropriate.

3. SEVENTH UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
a. File complaint/petition against the child and/or parent/guardian;

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