In the warning notice that must be issued at the beginning of each school year, a district must explain that if a student is absent from school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period, the student is subject to referral to truancy court. Parents remain subject to criminal prosecution.
Parent Contributing to Nonattendance
Failure to Attend School
TRUANT CONDUCT - The failure to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a 6-month period in the same school year, by a child who is required to attend school
Truancy - is now a civil matter handled in truancy court under Title 3A (Chapter 65) of the Family Code
TRUANT CHILD - A person who is 12 years of age or older and younger than 19 years of age who is required to attend school.
At VOLUNTARY ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS 19 AND OVER, a student who voluntarily attends or enrolls after his or her 19th(rather than 18th ) birthday is required to attend school for the entire period the program of instruction is offered. HB 2398 adds a requirement for the district to send the student notice after the student’s third unexcused absence stating that the student’s enrollment can be revoked.
Duties of Attendance Officers
Truancy Prevention Measures
(1)Imposition of either
(2)Counseling, mediation, mentoring, teen court, and community based or other services
Triad Prevention Programs:
Homeless Students & Families
The enrollment process in Humble ISD includes a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) as part of our comprehensive efforts to identify students and families currently experiencing homelessness. If your current address is a temporary living arrangement and it is due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may meet the definition of experiencing homelessness. If, due to a lack of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you are considered homeless. The educational rights homeless students have under the McKinney-Vento Act include the right to:
Humble ISD may be able to offer additional assistance to students and families who are experiencing homelessness.
If you are in need of assistance please contact Matt Smith or Robin Guillory in the Humble ISD Homeless Education Office at 281-641-8408.