More Indiana Schools Adopting Truancy Courts To Connect Families With Resources

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WFYI Indianapolis on 08/22/2018 by Barbara Brosher

An increasing number of Indiana school districts are turning to truancy courts to address issues with chronic absences. But, the focus isn’t on punishing students.

The state defines chronic truancy as a student having at least 10 unexcused absences during one school year. Many districts across the state are adopting policies that aim to connect students and their families with resources before they reach that number.