Truancy may also result in assessment of penalties by a court of law against both the student and his or her parents. Warning letters will be mailed for every 3rd, 5th, and 7th absence. A complaint against the parent may be filed in the appropriate court if the student:
- Is absent from school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year, or
- Is absent on three or more days or parts of days within a four week period.
If a student fails to attend without excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year, a school:
- can file a complaint against the student or the student’s parent or both in a county, justice, or municipal court for an offense under Section 25.093 or 25.094.
- can refer the student to a juvenile court or conduct indicting a need for supervision under Section 51.03(b) (2) Family Code.
Students will be given an unexcused absence for truancy or any other invalid reason. Punishment will be assessed to students who are found to be truant from school. Continued truancy will result in filing a complaint with the juvenile authorities.