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Last Updated Date: 03/22/2022

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 3/22/2022 (updated), 2/14/23 (reviewed), 2/13/24 (reviewed)

  • have completed the requirements for graduation in an accredited school or have obtained a high school equivalency diploma;
  • are attending religious services or receiving religious instruction;
  • are attending an approved or probationally approved private college preparatory school;
  • are attending an accredited nonpublic school;
  • are receiving independent private instruction; or,
  • are receiving competent private instruction.

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian of a child to provide evidence of the child's mental and physical inability to attend school or of the child's qualifications for one of the exceptions listed above.

The principal will investigate the cause for a student's truancy. If the principal is unable to secure the truant student's attendance, the principal should discuss the next step with the superintendent or designee. If after district action, the student is still truant, the principal will refer the matter over to the county attorney.

The school will participate in mediation if requested by the county attorney. The superintendent or designee will represent the school district in mediation. The school district will monitor the student's compliance with the mediation agreement and will report violations of the mediation agreement to the county attorney.

 

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 259A; 279.10-.11; ch. 299; 299A.

Cross Reference: 

601.01    School Calendar
604.01    Private Instruction

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