What is the school/district's responsibility regarding school attendance?

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Automated phone calls will be placed to parents/guardians notifying them when a student has been marked absent. It is the parent's or guardian's responsibility to ensure that he/she provides current and up to date contact information to the school.

The school district will also provide attendance information on your child's report card for parents to monitor their student's school attendance. For up-to-the minute attendance information parents/guardians can view their student's attendance record via Parent Portal. Click here for information regarding Parent Portal.

Legal Responsibilities:

If a student has been absent without excuse on three days or parts of days within a four week period, the school district shall issue a warning notice to inform the parent, (A) of their duty to monitor the student’s school attendance and require the student to attend school (B) the student is subject to truancy prevention measures in addition to other statutory requirements in existence and a request for a conference between school officials and the parents will be made to discuss the absences. 

Further, if your student is absent without excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year, the district may file truancy court proceedings on parents/guardians and/or the student for violation of the Texas Compulsory Attendance Law.