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Original Adopted Date: 6-30-97                                          Last Revised Date:                                               Last Reviewed Date: 8-22-22


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