Oakland County's Early Truancy Intervention Protocol
Lack of school attendance is a concern in Oakland County. Children cannot succeed in our society without a good education.
Truancy is the first sign that a student is in trouble at home and at school. Truancy is one of the most powerful predictors of juvenile delinquency.
The Oakland County Prosecutor, the school superintendents of the 28 school districts in Oakland County, and Oakland Schools have joined in partnership to develop the Early Truancy Intervention Program. This is a collaborative effort to help children who are not regularly attending school.
In addition, Oakland Schools has created the Oakland County Truancy Task Force comprised of members from the court, the Prosecutor's Office, Child Protective Services, school districts and community groups to promote the three A's - Attendance, Attachment and Achievement.
Oakland County Truancy Resources:
Michigan Truancy Resources:
- Michigan Department of Education School Law -- Compulsory School Attendance Policies and Grades
- Enhanced Community Service and Strategies for Keeping Kids in School - Connections Resource Guide
- Mandated Reporter's Resource Guide - Have a Hand in Protecting Children
- High School Diploma Drives Economic Stimulation
- Michigan's Children
- Parent Involvement = Student Achievement (MDE)