Texas Truancy and Attendance Laws

Texas Truancy and Attendance Laws

It is each parent’s duty to require his or her school-aged children to attend school, monitor their children’s attendance, and request a conference with school officials to discuss attendance concerns. In Texas schools, a student must attend at least 90% of the days the course meets during the school year in order to receive credit for a course.

State law provides that if a student is absent from school without parental consent or without a valid excuse for any portion of the school day for 10 or more days in a six-month period, the student and the student’s parent or legal guardian are subject to being referred to Truancy Court.

Principals may excuse absences for personal illness, death in the family, or other legitimate reasons. Teachers will give students an opportunity to make up work for all absences.

For more information, please call the Los Fresnos CISD Truancy Office at 956-254-5372.

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