After completing some research I found 2 ordinances that encourage parental/guardian involvement to help resolve truancy issues.
-Kansas City, MO, recently adopted a truancy ordinance that empowered school officials to solicit truancy citations to students. The students and their legal guardian would then be required to attend a General Court where the court would act as an “intervention” for students and their parents. The goal is to work with parents in ensuring this issues do not continue.
If you have further questions about this ordinance you can reach out to ICMA Member and Kansas City, City Manager, Troy Schulte. You can find his contact info here:
-Merrillville, IN, also adopted a similar ordinance. They still require police to issue citations, but during the court hearing the student and parents have 2 options if convicted. They can either pay the fine or have the fines waived by entering a counseling program to discover why the issue exists and discuss possible solutions.
Hopefully these resources are helpful!
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