Truancy Intervention Program
Our goal is to increase each student’s probability of success by providing school attendance support and service referral as measured by daily school attendance and attendance / participation in referral services along with reducing the number of children removed from the home with truancy issues.
Butler County Truancy Intervention Program is committed to helping families and students become successful in life. We know that education is the cornerstone of success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (316) 322-8478 or toll free at (800) 822-4791.
Our program works with school age students K-12. There are several ways a student can be referred to the truancy program:
- The school can refer a student with chronic attendance problems as an intervention tool to keep the student from becoming legally truant
- Referrals can also come from DCF if the child is under the age of 12
- The Butler County Attorney can refer students who are legally truant from school
- Parents seeking help with their student can participate in the program on a voluntary basis
Our program requires a minimum of 90 school days of supervision. Depending on the age of the child and the severity of the truancy problem, we can see the family at least once a month or as often as four times a month. We also have weekly contact with the school. We believe the school staff may have valuable insight into a child. A student will have a successful completion of the Truancy Program when he/she meets all the requirements that are signed in the truancy agreement.
Standard requirements of the program include, but are not limited to:
- Youth attends school with no unexcused absences for a minimum of 90 consecutive days
- Youth / family participate in all referred service assessments/evaluations and follow those recommendations
- Parent / guardian pays the program fee
- Youth shows improvement in grades or GPA when appropriate