Truancy

The Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District Attendance Officer works to help local school districts keep students in school. This goal is met by working in partnership with school officials, parents/guardians, students, and when necessary, with the support from the County Probate or District Court. The Attendance Officer compliments the efforts of building administrators to enforce the Michigan Compulsory Attendance Act found in the Revised School Code.

Truancy in Michigan Law

THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE
The State of Michigan Revised School Code (Act 451 of 1976) requires continuous and consecutive school attendance for all children.
Act 451 of 1976; 380.1561 Revised Jan. 4, 2010.  Compulsory attendance at public school; enrollment dates; exceptions.
Act 451 of 1976; 380.1599 Noncompliance of parent as misdemeanor; penalty

Resources
Impact of Truancy and Poor Attendance
10 Tips for Parents to Help Students Stay in School
District Request for Attendance Officer Services
Process to Improve Student Attendance (flowchart)
Attendance Mediation - Informational Flyer
Northern Community Mediation