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Does New Hanover County schools have a truant officer?

Pressley Baird
StarNews

New Hanover County follows state law on compulsory school attendance, which puts parents and guardians in charge of a student’s attendance until he or she is 16 years old.

Unless parents provide a note to the school about why a student was absent, the absence is considered unexcused. New Hanover County policy sets up a sliding scale for handling unexcused absences. After three unexcused absences, the school contacts the parents. After six unexcused absences, the school gets in touch with a social worker. After 10 unexcused absences, the school will get in touch with the county’s district attorney.

UPDATE:

These stories from November 2012 reveal more about the New Hanover County Schools’ truancy policies:

Some students have reasons not to be in school, officials say

Involved parents, technology essential to reducing truancy

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