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Parents and Students
Visiting Teachers in the District intervene with truancy efforts and have the primary goal to ensure students attend school regularly where prior interventions fail to produce desired outcomes. They provide additional services district-wide, each to their assigned schools. They take legal action on truancy referrals, as applicable under Delaware truancy law.
For contact information on Visiting Teachers, please go to the following link:
Regular school attendance has been recognized by educators, community members and legislators as necessary to effectively prepare our children for adulthood. Compulsory state attendance law as well as District policy aim to address issues of student absenteeism and truancy by developing regulations, programs, and practices to promote attendance. These policies/regulations govern all students including those with disabilities.
Using a collaborative approach, Red Clay’s truancy prevention programs involve a combination of schools, community agencies, as well as the Truancy Court in the Justice of the Peace Court. District programs utilize District-level truancy prevention plan, interventionists, incentives, school-based attendance plans, and attendance contracts with students and parents. Through these strategies schools identify absences early on with the goal to quickly intervene to address the problem. Outside agencies are involved to provide additional services to students with academic, attendance, and behavioral support. All programs have the goal to keep students in school to enhance their learning opportunities and benefit the community at large.
For additional information on Delaware state law and Red Clay Consolidated School District Attendance policy, please go to the following links:
- DE Compulsory Attendance
- RCCSD Attendance Policy (RCCSD Code of Conduct, July 2011, p. 21-25)
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network has identified effective strategies developed to prevent students from dropping out of school and found to concurrently improve student attendance/truancy.
Further information on these strategies can be found in the research report entitled Fifteen Effective Strategies for Improving Student Attendance and Truancy Prevention, published by the NDPC/N in 2005.
To view the strategies and general definitions, please go to the following link:
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