Attendance and Truancy

Letter non attendance and Compulsory School Laws(E A)

Truancy Home Call Referral Form

Residency Home Call Referral

Description:

The Dearborn Schools District has a responsibility under the laws of the State of Michigan to inform you of your responsibility for the education of your student. The state law is explained under the following sections:

Section 380.1561
Every parent, guardian, or other person in the State of Michigan having control and charge of any child between the ages of 6 and 16 years, shall be required to send such child, equipped with the proper textbooks necessary to pursue his or her school work, to the public school during the entire school year, and such attendance shall be continuous and consecutive for the entire school year fixed by the school district in which such child is enrolled.

Section 380.1587
If a parent or other person in parental relation fails to send a child under his or her control to the public school or other school listed under Section 1561, the attendance officer, upon receiving notice in person or by registered mail to the parent or other person in parental relation requiring the child to appear at the public school or other school on the next regular school day following the receipt of notice, and to continue in regular and consecutive attendance in school.

Section 380.1599
In case any person, parent, or other person in parental relation shall fail to comply with the provision of this act, he or she shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall on conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $50.00 or imprisonment in the county or city jail for not less than 2 nor more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

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