Truancy Officer


According to the Minnesota Statute 260A.03 (1995), a notice must be sent to the parent or guardian under the "Continuing Truant" statute 260A.02, sub. 3.


Notice to parent/guardian when child is continuing truant

Upon a child's initial classification as a continuing truant, the attendance officer or other designated school official shall notify the child's parent/guardian, by first class mail or other reasonable means, of the following:

(1) that the child is truant;

(2) that the parent/guardian should notify the school if there is a valid excuse for the child's absences;

(3) that the parent/guardian is obligated to compel the attendance of the child at school pursuant to section 120A.22 and parents/guardians who fail to meet this obligation may be subject to prosecution under section 120A.34;

(4) that this notification serves as the notification required by section 120A.34;

(5) that alternative educational programs and services my be available in the district;

(6) that the parent/guardian has the right to meet with appropriate school personnel to discuss solutions to the child's truancy;

(7) that if the child continues to be truant, the parent and child may be subject to juvenile court proceedings under chapter 260;260C;

(8) that if the child is subjected to juvenile court proceedings, the child may be subjected to suspension, restriction, or delay of the child's driving privilege pursuant to section 260C.191 and

(9) that it is recommended that the parent accompany the child to school and attend classes with the child for one day. (1998).


Amended by Laws 1998. c.397, art. 11, & 3, eff. July 1, 1998



Amy Geyer

Truancy Officer | ALHS