The principal of each school building is to serve as the building's truancy officer.
When a student is truant, the principal/truancy officer shall investigate the cause of a student's truancy and attempt to ensure the student's attendance. The principal/truancy officer may take the student into custody. A student taken into custody will be placed in the custody of the principal. The principal/truancy officer will attempt to contact the student's parents when the student is taken into custody.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 299.10-.11, .15 (2013).
Cross Reference: 501.10 Truancy - Unexcused Absences
Reviewed: 6-9-03, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16