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House Bill 2398: Truancy Requirements

House Bill 2398 Bill Text
The signing of House Bill (HB) 2398 into law has made national headlines.  From the New York Times to USA Today, the significant changes in Texas’ truancy requirements have been a hot topic.  In Texas it is more than a hot topic – it is reality.  The Texas Education Agency will adopt new rules to make sure school districts are in compliance with the new law that took effect on September 1, 2015.  School districts in our region are taking proactive steps in aligning their attendance policies to reflect the new requirements.
HB 2398 Bill Text




Example Truancy Policies

Hudson ISD Truancy Prevention Plan

Lindale ISD Truancy Policy



 
Truancy Resources

A New Approach to Targeting Truancy (The Texas Tribune, August 2015)

Expunging Truancy Data (Texas Education Agency, October 2015)

HB 2398 PowerPoint (Region 7 Education Service Center, October 2015)

TASB Legal Services:  Snapshot Truancy Guide for the 2015-16 School Year (Texas Association of School Boards, July 2015)

TEA Attendance, Admission, Enrollment Records, and Tuition Letter (Texas Education Agency, August 2015)

TEA Truancy Guidance Letter (Texas Education Agency, August 2015)

Truancy Court Procedures Flowchart (Assistant General Counsel Office of Court Administration State of Texas, July 2015)

Step-by-Step Commentary Accompanying Flowchart for School Responsibilities Regarding Truancy (Assistant General Counsel Office of Court Administration State of Texas, July 2015)

Truancy Legislation PowerPoint (Assistant General Counsel Office of Court Administration State of Texas, July 2015)
Truancy Contact

Sherri Wright, M.Ed., Counselor
(903) 988-6809
(903) 988-6860 fax