Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3001 states that it is mandatory that all children attend school, and Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3007 states that any child attending a public school who has five (5) unexcused absences during a school year is considered truant and in violation of the said law. Students and families in violation of the said law are to be placed in the Progressive Truancy Intervention Program.
The Effects of Absenteeism is a form that must be completed by families that have been placed in the Progressive Truancy Intervention Plan. All families will be notified if they are to complete this form. Please click on the link below to begin. It is important that you read and answer all questions. Click submit at the bottom of the form once you are finished. Please note that this form will be printed and placed in your child's attendance file. A copy will be given to the Johnson County Juvenile Court if a petition is filed.