• Attendance Contracts and the Truancy Prevention Class 

     
    Attendance Contracts and the Truancy Prevention Class are the combined second truancy prevention step outlined by HB 2398. This prevention measure is implemented when the student has accumulated six unexcused/unverified or LOSIT absences within a six-month period. At this stage, students are conferenced with about their attendance, placed on an Attendance Contract, and both student and parent are assigned to a Truancy Prevention Class. Parents/guardians will receive a copy of the Student Attendance Contract and the assigned Truancy Prevention Class notification in the mail.

    It is important to identify why your student is accumulating unexcused/unverified or LOSIT absences. If your child is experiencing any other the following listed below, please reach out to the appropriate professional so that we can help. If you are not sure who you need to speak with please contact your student’s alpha principal, they will always be able to assist you.


    New medications, concussions, surgeries, and new and ongoing health related issues

    School Nurse:

    Tracy Barnett

    tbarnett@dentonisd.org

    Anxiety, depression, divorce, death of family member, substance abuse, suicidal ideations

    Student Assistance Counselor:

    Brandi Brooks

    bbrooks@dentonisd.org

    Homelessness, hunger, transportation issues, teen pregnancy, medical or housing help needed

    Social Worker:

    Angela Holl

     mholl@dentonisd.org

    Academic overload, concerns about graduating, graduation plan

    Please have your student contact their academic counselor or assistant principal