Truancy Diversion Services

The information below is intended to assist school staff with understanding the Wright County Truancy Program process and making truancy referrals.

The Wright County Truancy Program is designed to improve attendance of juveniles at school by working in collaboration with parents, schools, and juveniles.

Step One - 3-Day Truancy Referral
Step Two - 5-Day Truancy Referral
Step Three - 7 or More Unexcused Absences
Educational Neglect - Child Protection

Intake/Resource/Family Intervention

Step One - 3-Day Truancy Referral

After the child has had 3 or more unexcused absences on 3 different days, the school makes a referral to Wright County Human Services using the 3-Day Truancy Referral Form below.  The child and parent are invited to attend the Truancy Mediation Meeting to gain knowledge of the truancy laws including possible dispositions in truancy cases, as well as understanding the effects that truancy has on a child's future.  There is an administrative charge of $15 for this class.  The student and/or parent must pay and pre-register before the next Truancy meeting.  The meetings take place in the evening at the Wright County Government Center.

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3-Day Truancy Referral Form - Word 2007 (fill-in/printable) icon_word2.jpg

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Step Two - 5-Day Truancy Referral

If the child continues to be truant (5 unexcused days), the family is referred to the Wright County Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) using the 5-Day Truancy Referral Form below.  The family meets with representatives from the school, Wright County Human Services, and potentially Probation, to identify and address any issues that are preventing the child from attending school and being a successful student.  The SARB tailors their recommendations to the specific circumstances of each child and the family signs a contract to work towards resolving the child's truant behavior.  When a student reaches this point their attendance is also monitored by Wright County

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5-Day Truancy Referral Form - Word 2007 (fill-in/printable) icon_word2.jpg

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Step Three - 7 or More Unexcused Absences

The third step is the filing of the truancy petition.  This step will be taken if steps one and two have failed.  If a student reaches step three, a $50 administrative charge will be assessed.

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Educational Neglect - Child Protection

The process for educational neglect has not changed.  Please complete the Educational Neglect Report below and submit the form and documents to:

Erin Baker - Wright County Child Protection Intake
    • Fax:  763-682-7701

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