Truancy Intervention Program
The Truancy Intervention Program serves students K-12 in 13 school districts throughout Menard and Sangamon counties. Truancy Case Managers provide the following intervention services to truant students and their families.
- Home visits
- Social Service Referrals
- Student visits
- Truancy Review Board Hearings
- School Visits
- Liaison between family & school
- Phone Calls
- Court intervention
A truant is defined as a child subject to compulsory school attendance who is absent without valid cause on a given school day of portion thereof (105 ILCS 5/26-2a).
A chronic truant is a child subject to compulsory attendance who is absent without valid cause for 5% or more of the previous 180 school days (9 or more unexcused absences in the past 180 days) [105 ILCS 5/26-2a].